Genus: Heliconia L.

Family: Heliconiaceae
Alternate family(ies): Strelitziaceae
Genus number: 5481
Last updated: 31-Jul-2018
Accession Count: 43 (12 active, 12 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: conserved (nom. cons.) against the homotypic synonym (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4 & App. III) Bihai Mill., nom. rej.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Iles, W.J. D. et al. 2017. The phylogeny of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) and the evolution of floral presentation. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 117:150-167.
  2. International Society for Horticultural Science. International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). Note:

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Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~):


Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Heliconia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 27 May 2020.