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Taxon: Heliconia collinsiana Griggs

Genus: Heliconia
Family: Heliconiaceae
Nomen number: 27983
Place of publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 30:648. 1903
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 30-Jul-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • platanillo  (Source: F Guat) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Kress, Allertonia 6:43. 1990)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Tabasco]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Kress, W. J. 1984. Systematics of Central American Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) with pendent inflorescences. J. Arnold Arbor. 65:429-532.
  2. Kress, W. J. 1990. The taxonomy of Old World Heliconia (Heliconiaceae). Allertonia 6:43. Note: mentions
  3. McVaugh, R. 1983-. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  4. Missouri Botanical Garden. W³Tropicos (on-line resource).
  5. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.

Check other web resources for Heliconia collinsiana Griggs :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Heliconia collinsiana 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=27983. Accessed 22 November 2019.