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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. Last Changed: 19-Sep-2017
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed14); 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. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 14. Auflage. 1993 (Zander ed14)
  2. Harling, G. & B. Sparre, eds. Flora of Ecuador. (F Ecuador)
  3. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  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 Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  7. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F 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. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=315490. Accessed 15 November 2018.