Heliconia lankesteri Standl.
  • J. Wash. Acad. Sci.


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Heliconia lankesteri Standl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000437952. Accessed on: 01 Jun 2020'

General Information

tout herbs 1.5-2.5 m. tall, essentially glabrous throughout; leaves oblong- elliptic, 50-75 cm. long, 20-25 cm. broad, abruptly and shortly acuminate, rounded at the base; inflorescences erect, long-pedunculate (20-25 cm. long), deltoid, 20-45 cm. long and broad, the rachis more or less flexuose at maturity, glabrous or with a few inconspicuous ferruginous trichomes, the internodes rather short; bracts almost overlapping at anthesis, narrowly oblong-lanceolate, broadly acute to obtuse, the lowermost somewhat expanded and foliaceous, 10-32 cm. long, ascending at anthesis, red or yellow; perianth about 4.5 cm. long, red or deep yellow, glabrous; fruits subglobose, about 1 cm. in diameter.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Plantas 2–3.5 m, con hábito similar al de Musa. Hojas 3 ó 4 por tallo; lámina 85–135 × 24–37 cm, convenas laterales prominentemente levantadas. Infl. erecta, ca. 37 cm; brácteas cincinadas 10–15, dísticas, labráctea medial 9–15 × 6–7.5 cm, con la superficie externa glabra, anaranjado amarillo o roja, algunas vecescon verde. Fls. 7–13 por cincino; semiresupinadas; perianto uniformemente curvado, 4.5–5.2 × 0.6–0.8 cm,glabro, blanco a amarillo basalmente a verde pálido o verde amarillo apicalmente.

  • Provided by: [C].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Highland forests of Costa Rica and western Panama.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 1
    • ]. 

     Information From

    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • A Missouri Botanical Garden
    Heliconiaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/Costa%20Rica
    Hammel, B. E.; Grayum, M. H.; Herrera, C.; Zamora, N. Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, 2003-2014
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • D CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).