Heliconiaceae

Heliconia L. (Not native)

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser & R. Bustamante, 21 November 2020
  1. Heliconia psittacorum L.f., Suppl. Pl. (1782) 158. Distribution: America. NEGROS, PALAWAN, PANAY. Notes: Naturalized in open fields and thickets, and along ditches (R. Bustamante, pers. comm., 21-Nov-20). Naturalized.

Cultivated, not naturalized

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

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