Heliconia platystachys

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Heliconia platystachys


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Species: Heliconia platystachys


Heliconia platystachys Baker, 1893


  • Homotypic
    • Bihai platystachys (Baker) Griggs, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 31: 445 (1904).
  • Heterotypic
    • Heliconia catheta R.R.Sm., Phytologia 30: 65 (1975).
    • Heliconia tridentata Barreiros, Rodriguésia 28: 131 (1976).


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

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


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