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

References for genus:

  • Iles, W.J. D. et al. 2017. The phylogeny of Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) and the evolution of floral presentation. Molec. Phylogenet. Evol. 117:150-167.
  • International Society for Horticultural Science International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource).. (ICRA)
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar   

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


Check Index Nominum Genericorum for Heliconia
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 17 June 2019.