Heliconiaceae (heliconia family) 

    Heliconias are attractive tropical plants with banana-like leaves and beautiful, long lasting inflorescences composed of showy bracts which contain the true flowers.  There is only one genus in this family (Heliconia), and between 200 and 250 species, native mostly to the Americas, but a few species are found in the South Pacific.

 Heliconia bihai (as Heliconia humilis) (Jacquin, 1804)

   Heliconias may be distinguished from other members of the Zingiberales by their inverted flowers, a sterile staminode and fruits which are drupes (a hard seed surrounded by fleshy pulp).

    We have the following heliconias growing at Montoso Gardens (view as thumbnails):

 

Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

H. bihai x spathocircinata 'Cinnamon Twist'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. bihai x spathocircinata 'Orange Cinnamon Twist'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. caribaea x bihai 'Caribbean Sunset I' heliconia Heliconiaceae

H. caribaea x bihai 'Hot Río Nites'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. caribaea x bihai 'Jacquinii'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. caribaea x bihai 'Manoa Midnight'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. caribaea x bihai 'Orange Delight'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. caribaea x bihai 'Richmond Red'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. chartacea x platystachys 'Temptress'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. collinsiana x bourgeana 'Pedro Ortiz'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. episcopalis x standleyi 'Flabellata' heliconia Heliconiaceae

H. marginata x bihai 'Rauliniana'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Golden Torch'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Guyana'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Keanae Red'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Yellow Parrot'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Tortuga'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

H. psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Tropica'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia aemygdiana heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia angusta 'Orange Christmas'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Aurea'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Emerald Forest'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Five A.M.' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Giant Lobster Claw'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Guapa' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Halloween'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Lemaii'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Lobster Claw One'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Nappi' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Peachy Pink'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia bihai 'Yellow Dancer'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia caribaea 'Bonnie Kline' heliconia Heliconiaceae
Heliconia caribaea 'Cream' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia caribaea 'Flash'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia caribaea 'Purpurea'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia caribaea 'St. Lucia' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia caribaea 'Yellow'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia champneiana 'Maya Blood'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia champneiana 'Splash' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia chartacea 'Sexy Pink'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia collinsiana

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia episcopalis 'Red and Orange Spear'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia episcopalis 'Yellow Spear'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia hirsuta

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia indica 'Green'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia indica 'Bangkok'

variegated heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia irrasa

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia latispatha 'Distans'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia latispatha 'Mexican Gold'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia latispatha 'Orange Gyro' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia latispatha 'Fat Lat'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia lingulata 'Fan'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia lingulata 'Red Tip Fan'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia magnifica

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia marginata (pendent yellow)

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia mariae

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia metallica

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia mutisiana

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia nickeriensis heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia orthotricha 'Edge of Nite'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia orthotricha 'Macas Pink'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia orthotricha 'She'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia pendula 'Atlantica' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia plowmaniana

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia platystachys

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia pogonantha

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Andromeda'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Borinquen Midnight' heliconia Heliconiaceae
Heliconia psittacorum 'Borinquen Sunrise' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Kathy'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Lady Di' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Lizzette'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Nadja'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Petra'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Pinky'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Sassy'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Strawberries and Cream'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia psittacorum 'Tropical Night'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia ramonensis

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia richardiana 'Little Richard'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia rivularis 'Brazilian Firefly'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia rodriguensis

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia rostrata

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia rostrata 'Dwarf' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia rostrata 'Misahualli'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia schiediana

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia sp. 'Lankford'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia spathocircinata

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Bucky'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Dark Desire' heliconia Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Dorado Gold'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Dwarf Jamaican'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Iris'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Oriole Orange'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Pascuita'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia stricta 'Valentine'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia umbrophila

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia vellerigera 'King Kong'

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia velloziana

heliconia

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia wagneriana heliconia Heliconiaceae
Heliconia xanthovillosa 'Shogun' heliconia Heliconiaceae

 

 
 

 

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