Heliconia psittacorum L.f.
  • Suppl. Pl.

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Heliconia psittacorum L.f. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000438567. Accessed on: 20 Jun 2021'

General Information

Slender herbs with the habit of a Canna, 1-3 m. tall; leaves oblong-lanceolate, rounded at the base, rather gradually acuminate, 15-30 cm. long, 6-12 cm. broad; inflorescence erect, the peduncle slender, 3-15 cm. long, minutely puberu- lent to glabrate, the rachis slightly flexuous; bracts narrowly lanceolate, long- acuminate, 3-12 cm. long, 1.0-1.5 cm. broad, sharply ascending in flower, laxly spreading in fruit, membranaceous, minutely puberulent to glabrate, green to yellow or red, frequently variegated; perianth about 2 cm. long, yellow or white tipped with green, minutely puberulent to glabrate; fruits broadly oblongoid, about 1 cm. long and broad, deep blue-purple.

  • Provided by: [A].Flora de Panama
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    Mexico to Brazil and Peru; Antilles. In lowland forest and thickets, occasion- ally at higher elevations.

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

    Distribution Map

    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Amapí
    • Amazonas
    • Parí
    • Rondônia
    • Roraima
    • Tocantins
    • Alagoas
    • Bahia
    • Ceará
    • Maranh
    • Paraába
    • Pernambuco
    • Piauá
    • Sergipe
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Goiás
    • Mato Grosso

     Information From

    Flora de Panama
    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
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • B Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    World Flora Online consortium
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).