Heliconiaceae

Heliconia L. [Not native]

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser & R. Bustamante, 21 November 2020

Photos
  1. Heliconia psittacorum L.f., Suppl. Pl. (1782) 158. Native to the Americas. NEGROS, PALAWAN, PANAY. Not native to the Philippines. Naturalized in open fields and thickets, and along ditches (R. Bustamante, pers. comm., 21-Nov-20). Photos

Cultivated taxa, not naturalized:

  1. Heliconia bihai L., Mant. 2 (1771) 211; --Merr., EPFP 1 (1922) 228; --Musa bihai L., Sp. Pl. (1753) 1043. Native of tropical America. Planted for ornamental purposes. Not native to the Philippines. Not naturalized. Photos
  2. Heliconia indica Lam., Encycl. 1 (1785) 426; --Backer & Bakh. f., Fl. Java 3 (1968) 40. Regarded as a native of E Malesia but perhaps not indigenous there. Not native to the Philippines. Not naturalized.
  3. Heliconia rostrata Ruiz & Pav., Fl. Peruv. 3 (1802) 71. Americas. Not native to the Philippines. Not naturalized. Photos

Pelser, P.B., J.F. Barcelona & D.L. Nickrent (eds.). 2011 onwards. Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines. www.philippineplants.org

Copyright 2011, Co's Digital Flora of the Philippines

Last updated 21 November 2017