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. Last Changed: 17-Aug-2016
Species priority site is: Natl. Germplasm Repository - Miami (MIA)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

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 (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Southern Africa: South Africa Cape Province, KwaZulu-Natal

  • Cultivated


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Fouché, J.-G. 1999. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Mabberley, D. J. 2011. A note on some adulatory botanical plates distributed by Sir Joseph Banks Kew Bull. 65:475-477.
  • Moore, H. E., Jr. & P. A. Hyypio 1970. Some comments on Strelitzia (Strelitziaceae) (Baileya) 17:72-73.
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)


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.