Heliconia spp.
Family: Heliconiaceae
Source: IPNI
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Several species of Heliconia are important ornamental and landscape plants in warmer areas of North America (e.g., Florida, Texas, and California). In addition to H. latispatha, three other species, H. psittacorum Linnaeus f., H. metallica Planchon & Linden ex Hooker, and H. schiedeana Klotzsch, may persist after cultivation and might be expected to disperse occasionally into disturbed areas. The first two species are much smaller than H. latispatha and all have flowers that are fully exposed at anthesis. Heliconia metallica has deep rose red flowers, whereas H. psittacorum has yellow or orange flowers. Heliconia schiedeana has red, strongly reflexed bracts and yellow flowers. All of the New World species of Heliconia are hummingbird pollinated.

Image of Heliconia acuminata
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Image of Heliconia adflexa
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Image of Heliconia angusta
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Image of Heliconia clinophila
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Image of Heliconia colgantea
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Image of Heliconia collinsiana
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Image of Heliconia deflexa
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Image of Heliconia episcopalis
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Image of Heliconia faunorum
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Image of Heliconia humilis
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Image of Heliconia lingulata
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Image of Heliconia maculata
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Image of Heliconia marginata
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Image of Heliconia mathiasiae
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Image of Heliconia metallica
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Image of Heliconia nutans
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Image of Heliconia osaensis
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Image of Heliconia paka
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Image of Heliconia platystachys
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Image of Heliconia psittacorum
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Image of Heliconia secunda
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Image of Heliconia sessilis
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Image of Heliconia standleyi
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