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Taxon: Heliconia bihai (L.) L.

Genus: Heliconia
Family: Heliconiaceae. Also placed in: Strelitziaceae
Nomen number: 27981
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:211. 1771
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 14-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 20-Apr-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA).
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • firebird   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • macaw-flower   (Source: Hortus 3 ) – English
  • wild plantain   (Source: F LAnt ) – English
  • balisier   (Source: F LAnt ) – French
  • snitthelikonia   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; St. Lucia
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    Brazil: Brazil
    Western South America: Colombia

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

More:

Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Heliconia bihai (L.) L.:

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Heliconia bihai cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?27981 (20 September 2014)

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