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IUCN: not evaluated
Family: MARANTACEAE Genus: Calathea Species: cylindrica Species Author: (Roscoe) K. Schum.
Dark green pleated ovate leaves adorn these beautiful and unusual plants. The striking beauty of Calathea cylindrica 'Green Ice' is unsurpassed in nobility, with its large corrugated paddle-like leaves up to 2' long and 12" wide on a 4' to 6' plant which is the beautiful background for the forest green beehive shaped bract, soft to the touch with delicate yellow flowers emerging from within. Bracts and flowers last for weeks and make an excellent cut flowers. They are among the most attractive in the Marantaceae family.
The genus Calathea consists of about 150 species of herbaceous perennials from the Tropical Americas ranging from the West Indies and Mexico to South America. Calathea cylindrica is native to the state of eastern Brazil and also French Guiana.
We currently have 2 herbarium specimens for Calathea cylindrica in our collection. Click on any specimen below to view the herbarium sheet data.