Taxon: Heliconia bihai (L.) L.

 
Genus: Heliconia
Family: Heliconiaceae
Nomen number: 27981
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:211. 1771
Name Verified on: 14-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 20-Apr-2009
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)
  • Gene sources: ornamental features (fide Dict Gard)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

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

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Kress, W. J. 1990. The taxonomy of Old World Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) (Allertonia) 6:43.
  • Kress, W. J. 1997. A synopsis of the genus Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) in Venezuela with one new variety. In: Dorr, L. J. & B. Stergios D. (eds.), John J. Wurdack Festschrift BioLlania, Ed. Espec. 6:412.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)

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.