Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia faunorum W. J. Kress & L. Andersson
Original Identification Heliconia monteverdensis Daniels & Stiles
Current Taxon Heliconia faunorum W. J. Kress & L. Andersson
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Selbyana 11: 52, f. 2. 1989.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 285740
Primary Collector John Kress
Collector Number 82-1412
Collection Date 20 Mar 1982
Country Panama
Province/State Veraguas
Plant Location Notes Slopes below Cerro Tute, along trail in understory of primary forest, elev. 1100 m.
Plant Description Notes 1.75 m high, petiole 30 cm; blade 47 cm long, 10 cm wide upper surface dark green, midrib green, lower surface green, midrib light green; inflorescence erect, 12 cm long; peduncle green becomes red near bract; rachis flexuose, red; cincinnal bract rotate, 8.5 cm, margins straight, red with yellow inside, glabrous, red outside, glabrous; floral bract yellow; free sepal above; perianth white basally, yellow apically, glabrous; ovary pale yellow, glabrous; pedicel white.
Broad geographical location Central America
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