Heliconia rostrata Ruiz & Pavon

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Heliconia rostrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

Heliconia rostrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

Heliconia rostrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

Heliconia rostrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

Heliconia rostrata

Photo: Mark Hyde
33, Montgomery Road, Highlands, Harare

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Synonyms: Bihai rostrata (Ruiz & Pav.) Griggs
Common names: Hanging lobster claw (English) Pendant heliconia (English)
Description: Tall plant to 2 m. Leaves up to 1.3 m long. Inflorescence pendulous, 30 - 60 cm long; rhachis red. Bracts 15-20, 2-ranked, not overlapping, red at base, yellow at the tip, with a green edge, 10 cm long. Flowers greenish-yellow.
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Derivation of specific name: rostrata: beaked, probably referring to the tip of the bracts
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Worldwide distribution: Argentina to Peru
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Image last updated: Tuesday 30 April 2013
Literature:

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976). Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York Page 551.

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External websites:

Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Heliconia rostrata
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Heliconia rostrata
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Heliconia rostrata
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Heliconia rostrata
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Heliconia rostrata
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Heliconia rostrata
Ispot Southern Africa : Heliconia rostrata
JSTOR Plant Science: Heliconia rostrata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Heliconia rostrata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Heliconia rostrata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Heliconia rostrata
Tropicos: Heliconia rostrata
West African Plants database: Heliconia rostrata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Heliconia rostrata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=203750, retrieved 28 August 2016

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