Heliconia latispatha

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Heliconia latispatha


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Species: Heliconia latispatha



Heliconia latispatha Benth., 1846


  • Homotypic
    • Bihai latispatha (Benth.) Griggs, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 31: 445 (1904).
  • Heterotypic
    • Heliconia aequatoriensis Loes., Beibl. Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 117: 8 (1916).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Ecuador, Peru
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest
    • Introduced into:
      • Bangladesh, Florida, Hawaii, Jamaica, Zaïre

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



Primary references


Additional references

  • 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

English: expanded lobsterclaw
فارسی: گل خرچنگی گسترده
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