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This genus is accepted, and its native range is Central Malesia to SW. Pacific, Mexico to Tropical America.
Heliconia sp (Heliconiaceae)

Native to:

Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Belize, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Leeward Is., Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Caledonia, New Guinea, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Samoa, Santa Cruz Is., Solomon Is., Suriname, Trinidad-Tobago, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Cook Is., Florida, Gambia, Thailand, Venezuelan Antilles, Zaïre

Heliconia L. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
Stevenson, N., Belize 22179.000
Warrington, J.F. [45], St. Lucia 40632.000
7661.000
Rico, L. [1627], Bolivia K000295244

First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 147 (1771)

Accepted by

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

Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible
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Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China
The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Science Photographs
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