Annop Ongsakul

New varieties of Heliconia, raised by Mr. Annop from seed and registered by him at the Heliconia Society International. Left is Heliconia chartacea cv. San Rafael, from seed he collected in Peru. Its inflorescence has a white rachis (the main axis or ‘shaft’) that differs from other H. chartacea. San Rafael is the small island in the Amazon river where he found the seed. Right is Heliconia X cv. Carla Black, raised from seed that he got from Ms. Carla Black, President of the Heliconia Society International. After four years of breeding from seed, he found out that it is a hybrid of H. penduloides with H. fernandezii, so he named it after Ms. Carla Black.

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