Heliconia indica

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Heliconia indica


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Subgenus: H. subg. Heliconiopsis
Species: Heliconia indica
Varietas: H. i. var. austrocaledonica – H. i. var. dennisiana – H. i. var. indica – H. i. var. micholitzii – H. i. var. rubricarpa


Heliconia indica Lam., Encycl. 1: 426. 1785.


  • Homotypic
    • Heliconia buccinata Roxb., Hort. Bengal.: 19 (1814).
    • Heliconiopsis amboinensis Miq., Fl. Ned. Ind. 3: 590 (1859), nom. superfl.
    • Heliconiopsis indica (Lam.) Nakai, Bull. Tokyo Sci. Mus. 22: 21 (1948).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Asia-Temperate
    • Regional: Southeastern Asia
      • Bismarck Archipelago, Maluku, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is., Vanuatu

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Govaerts, R. 2004. World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1–54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Reference page


Vernacular names[edit]

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