Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia bella W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia sp. nov.
Current Taxon Heliconia bella W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Selbyana 9: 158, f. 2. 1986.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (3 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 290652
Comments  
Primary Collector W. John Kress
Collector Number 80-1186
Collection Date 27 Apr 1980
Country Panama
Province/State Veraguas
Plant Location Notes Cerro Tute above Santa Fe. Elevation 2800-4600 feet. In understory of primary forest.
Plant Description Notes Shoots to 1.5 m, musoid. Leaves green above with wine red midrib; pale green below with distinct reticulate venation. Inflorescence erect, below level of leaves; bracts distichous, margins revolute. Bracts and rachis bright red, puberulous. Flowers: passed. Fruits: blue at maturity.
Broad geographical location Central America
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