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Taxon: Heliconia bihai (L.) L.

 
Genus: Heliconia
Family: Heliconiaceae
Nomen number: 27981
Place of publication: Mant. pl. 2:211. 1771
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 14-Jun-2000 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 2 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use) and synonyms:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym)

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: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental

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 cult.)

References:

  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  3. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  4. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  5. Kress, W. J. 1990. The taxonomy of Old World Heliconia (Heliconiaceae). Allertonia 6:43.
  6. 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.
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. Meléndez-Ackerman, E. J. et al. 2005. Microevolutionary processes inferred from AFLP and morphological variation in Heliconia bihai (Heliconiaceae). Int. J. Pl. Sci. 166:781-794.

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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=27981. Accessed 18 August 2019.