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Cigar Calathea

Calathea Lutea


this is an ornamental in a friend's yard near my home. This is the first time I saw the blooms.


Tropical dry forest in NW Costa Rica. This plant receives irrigation.


This plant is well over ten feet high and the inflorescences are easily 7 inches without the stem.

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LarryGraziano 10 years ago

I found it Edward. We were both to speak. The Calathea and the Heliconia are Zingiberales

LarryGraziano 10 years ago

The major difference between this and the heliconia is that the inflorescenses come from one major stem. In this case there were 3 to 6 per stem depending on the age of the stem.

not Calathea, looks much more like a member of the Heliconia family

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Playa Junquillal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Spotted on Dec 9, 2011
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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