Heliconia mariae

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Heliconia mariae


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Species: Heliconia mariae


Heliconia mariae Hook.f., 1864


  • Homotypic
    • Bihai mariae (Hook.f.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 684 (1891).
  • Heterotypic
    • Heliconia elegans Petersen in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 3(3): 12 (1890).
    • Bihai elegans (Petersen) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 685 (1891).
    • Bihai punicea Griggs, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 42: 321 (1915).
    • Heliconia punicea (Griggs) L.B.Sm., Contr. Gray Herb. 124: 6 (1939).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Central America
      • Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela

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]

English: beef steak
español: platanillo
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