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Taxon: Strelitzia reginae Banks

Genus: Strelitzia
Family: Strelitziaceae
Nomen number: 35769
Place of publication: [plate] s.n. Jun? 1788 (W. Aiton, Hort. kew. 1:285, t. 2. 1789)
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 13-Mar-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 6 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

  • bird-of-paradise  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • craneflower  (Source: Dict Gard) - English
  • oiseau du paradis  (Source: pers. comm.) - French
  • Königs-Strelitzie  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • Paradiesvogelblume  (Source: Zander Ency) - German
  • bananeira-rainha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • estrelítzia  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • flor-ave-do-paraíso  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • flor-da-rainha  (Source: pers. comm.) - Portuguese (Brazil)
  • papegojblomma  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental; ornamental; ornamental

Distributional Range:


    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: South Africa [Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson. 2012. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource) URL: www.skud.info
  2. Erhardt, W. et al. 2008. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen Note: lists as Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton
  3. Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. Note: re. French common names
  4. Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. Note: re. Brazilian common names
  5. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening Note: lists as Strelitzia reginae Aiton
  6. Mabberley, D. J. 2011. A note on some adulatory botanical plates distributed by Sir Joseph Banks. Kew Bull. 65:475-477.
  7. Moore, H. E., Jr. & P. A. Hyypio. 1970. Some comments on Strelitzia (Strelitziaceae). Baileya 17:72-73. Note: lists as Strelitzia reginae Aiton
  8. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986-2000. European garden flora. Note: lists as Strelitzia reginae Aiton

Check other web resources for Strelitzia reginae Banks :

  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • 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. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=35769. Accessed 12 July 2020.