Heliconia metallica

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Heliconia metallica
Heliconia metallica


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Species: Heliconia metallica


Heliconia metallica Linden ex Hook., 1862


  • Homotypic
    • Bihai metallica (Planch. & Linden ex Hook.) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 685 (1891).
  • Heterotypic
    • Heliconia vinosa W.Bull, Nursery Cat. (William Bull) 60: 5 (1871).
    • Heliconia nana G.Rodr., Bol. Soc. Venez. Ci. Nat. 15: 127 (1954).
    • Heliconia osaensis var. rubescens F.G.Stiles, Brenesia 18: 150 (1981).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, Venezuela
    • Regional: Central America
      • Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá
    • Introduced into:
      • Hawaii

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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