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Taxon: Heliconia latispatha Benth.

 
Genus: Heliconia
Family: Heliconiaceae
Nomen number: 315490
Place of publication: Bot. voy. Sulphur 170. 1846
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 20-Feb-1990 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • Mexico (s.)

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Venezuela (w.)
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Encke, F. et al. 1993. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage
  2. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. 1973-. Flora of Ecuador.
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. Kress, W. J. 1990. The taxonomy of Old World Heliconia (Heliconiaceae). Allertonia 6:43.
  5. 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. 6:417.
  6. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  7. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.

Check other web resources for Heliconia latispatha Benth. :

  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Heliconia latispatha 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.

Images:

  • Embryo drawing: U.S. National Seed Herbarium drawing
  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

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=315490. Accessed 19 July 2019.