Heliconia rostrata Ruiz & Pav.

Common name

English: Lobster claw

Portuguese: Bananeira do brejo

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Zingiberales (25)

        Family: Heliconiaceae (3) (family description)

          Genus: Heliconia (3)

           Epithet: rostrata Ruiz & Pav. (1)

Synonyms: Bihai poeppigiana (Eichler ex Petersen) Kuntze, Bihai rostrata (Ruiz & Pav.) Griggs, Heliconia poeppigiana Eichler ex Petersen

poeppigiana => in honor of Eduard Friedrich Poeppig (1798-1868), German botanist

rostrata => beak-shaped, somewhat beaked

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, yellow

External links

Check for Heliconia rostrata at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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