Calathea rufibarba

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Calathea rufibarba
Furry Feather (Calathea rufibarba) (3073332096) (2).jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Calathea
C. rufibarba
Binomial name
Calathea rufibarba
  • Goeppertia rufibarba
  • Phyllodes rufibarba

Calathea rufibarba (furry feather or velvet Calathea) is a flowering plant in the Marantaceae family native to Brazil.[2][1] The plant's common name is due to its fuzzy, fur-like underleaf texture,[3][4] which is unusual in its genus. Common as a houseplant,[5] the species requires warm temperatures, shade, and humidity to thrive, and may produce small yellow flowers.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Species details". Catalogue of Life: 2010 Annual Checklist.
  2. ^ "Goeppertia rufibarba". World Checklist of Selected Plant Families.
  3. ^ "Kew Bulletin, Volume 11", Kew Bulletin, H.M. Stationery Office, p. 403, 1897
  4. ^ Lisa Eldred Steinkopf (23 October 2017). Houseplants: The Complete Guide to Choosing, Growing, and Caring for Indoor Plants. Cool Springs Press. p. 261. ISBN 978-1-59186-690-9.
  5. ^ DK (1 March 2010). How to Grow Practically Everything. DK Publishing. p. 381. ISBN 978-0-7566-7001-6.
  6. ^ Sir William Jackson Hooker (1897), "Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Volume 123", Curtis's Botanical Magazine, Academic Press

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