Heliconia L.

First published in Mant. Pl. 2: 147 (1771), nom. cons.
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Central Malesia to SW. Pacific, Mexico to Tropical America.

Distribution

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:

Bangladesh, Comoros, Cook Is., Florida, Gambia, Hawaii, Thailand, Venezuelan Antilles, Zaïre

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

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

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Stevenson, N., Belize 22179.000 No
Warrington, J.F. [45], St. Lucia 40632.000 No
7661.000 No
Rico, L. [1627], Bolivia K000295244 No

Sources

  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • 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 Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images