Heliconia platystachys Baker
  • Ann. Bot. (Oxford)


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2020): Heliconia platystachys Baker. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000438493. Accessed on: 07 Jul 2020'

General Information

Stout plants 2-5 m. tall; leaves broadly oblong, rounded at the base, 60-130 cm. long, 15-30 cm. *broad; inflorescences pendulous, the peduncle relatively stout, 15-35 cm. long, glabrous or essentially so, the rachis strongly flexuous; bracts ovate-lanceolate, long-acuminate, 8-30 cm. long, 2-5 cm. broad, deep yellow, essentially horizontal; perianth 3-4 cm. long, greenish-yellow; fruits broadly oblongoid, about 1 cm. long.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
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    Plantas 3–4 m, con hábito similar al de Musa. Hojas 3–6 por tallo, el pecíolo glauco; lámina 100–170 × 32–40 cm, lacerada en segmentos delgados laterales, glauca en el envés. Infl. péndula, ca. 80 cm; brácteas cincinadas 10–20, espiraladas, la bráctea medial 11–16 × 7.5–11 cm, con la superficie externa puberulenta yroja basalmente, hasta glabra y verde amarillo a lo largo de los márgenes y el ápice. Fls. 10–15 por cincino; pe-rianto uniformemente curvado a subparabólico, 5.5–6 × 1.1–1.3 cm, glabro a minuciosamente puberulento,amarillo a verde amarillo.

  • Provided by: [D].Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica
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    • 2
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    Distribution

    Guatemala to Colombia and Venezuela, in lowland forest and thickets.

  • 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).
    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    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
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).