Heliconiaceae Vines

First published in A student's text-book of botany 2: 561, 562. 1895 (1895)
This family is accepted

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POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • APG IV (2016) http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/boj.12385


  • APG 2. (2003). An update of the Angiosperm Phylogeny Group classification for the orders and families of flowering plants. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 141: 399-436.
  • Andersson, L. (1998). Heliconiaceae. In: Kubitzki, K. (ed.). The Families and Genera of Vascular plants vol. 4, pp. 226-30. Springer-Verlag, New York.
  • Andersson, L. (1999). Heliconiaceae. In: Steyermark, J. A., Berry, P. E., Yatskievych, K. & Holst, B. K. (eds). Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. Vol. 5, pp 583-90. Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis.
  • Berry, F. & Kress, W. J. (1991). Heliconia. An identification guide. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington and London.
  • Dahlgren, R. M. T., Clifford & H. T., Yeo, P. F. (1985). The Families of the Monocotyledons: Structure, Evolution and Taxonomy. pp. 356-358. Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
  • Kress, W. J., Prince, L. M., Hahn, W. J. & Zimmer, E. A. (2001). Unravelling the evolutionary radiation of the families of the Zingiberales using morphological and molecular evidence. Systematic Biology 50:6 pp. 926-944.
  • Kress, W.J. (1990). The phylogeny and classification of the Zingiberales. Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 77(4): 698-721.
  • Maas, P. J. M. & Westra, L. Y. Th. (2005). Neotropical Plant Families. 3rd ed. pp. 99-101. A.R.G. Gantner Verlag K.G., Ruggell.
  • Seberg, O. (2007). Heliconiaceae. In: V.H. Heywood, R.K. Brummitt, A. Culham & O. Seberg (eds). Flowering plant families of the world, p. 370. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Stevens, P. F. (2008). Angiosperm Phylogeny Website. Version 9 onwards. http://www.mobot.org/MOBOT/research/APweb/.
  • Stevenson, D. W. & Stevenson, J. W. (2004). Heliconiaceae. In: Smith, N., Mori, S. A., Henderson, A., Stevenson, D. W. and Heald, S. V. (eds). Flowering Plants of the Neotropics. pp. 442-443. The New York Botanical Garden, Princeton University Press, Princeton.
  • Watson, L. & Dallwitz, M. J.. (1992) onwards). The Families of Flowering Plants: Descriptions, Illustrations, Identification, and Information Retrieval. Version: 14th December (2000). http://delta-intkey.com


  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
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  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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