Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia barryana W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia sp. nov.
Current Taxon Heliconia barryana W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Selbyana 9: 165, f. 6. 1986.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 285743
Comments  
Primary Collector John Kress
Collector Number 82-1348
Collection Date 12 Mar 1982
Country Panama
Province/State Chiriqui
Plant Location Notes La Fortuna dam site, slopes above Quebrada de Arena, elev 1100 m, in old light gap in primary forest on steep hillside.
Plant Description Notes Musa-like; 2 m high; petiole 38 cm long; blade length 100 cm, width 37 cm, upper surface green, midrib light green, lower surface green, midrib yellow-green and red spots; inflorescence erect, 17 cm long; peduncle red; rachis straight, red; cincinnal bract distichous, 15 cm, margins revolute, inner color red, glabrous, outer color green with red spots, glabrous, floral bract yellow-green; free sepal above; perianth yellow suffused with green, glabrous; ovary green, glabrous; pedicel yellow.
Broad geographical location Central America
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