Calathea crotalifera

COMMON NAME

Rattlesnake Plant, Rattle Shaker, Rattlesnake Ginger, Yellow Rattleshaker

TYPE

Low Foliage

FAMILY

Marantaceae

NOTES

Large, erect herbaceous plant forms clumps up to 3 m tall. Large, oval to egg-shaped leaves are held upright by long petioles which emerge from the ground. The inflorescence is composed of yellow boat-shaped bracts which are tightly stacked in 2 adjacent files that resemble the tail of a rattlesnake

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico, Central America, and South America.

NATIVE HABITAT

Humid forests

WEB SOURCES

wildlifeofhawaii.com

monaconatureencyclopedia.com

nparks.gov.sg



Calathea crotalifera