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Kingdom: Plantae (2625)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2528)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Zingiberales (26)

        Family: Heliconiaceae (3)(family description)

          Genus: Heliconia (3)

            Epithet: episcopalis Vell. (1)

Synonyms: Bihai episcopalis (Vell.) Kuntze, Bihai ferdinando-coburgi (Szyszyl. ex Wawra) Kuntze, Heliconia ferdinando-coburgi Szyszyl. ex Wawra

episcopalis => of, or relative to a bishop; worthy of attention

ferdinando-coburgi => in honor of Prince Ferdinand Georg August of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1785-1851), prince of the house of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and a general of cavalry in the Austrian Imperial and Royal Army during the Napoleonic Wars


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: red, orange, white

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