Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia lutea W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia
Current Taxon Heliconia lutea W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Selbyana 9: 163-165, f. 5. 1986.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 333792
Primary Collector W. J. Kress
Collector Number 83-1561
Collection Date 20 Aug 1983
Country Panama
Province/State Panama
Plant Location Notes El Llano-Carti Road, 1000 ft elev, along road bank at edge of forest in understory.
Plant Description Notes Musa-like; 1.25 m tall; petiole 40 cm long; blade 70 cm long, 18 cm wide, upper surface green, lower surface green, glabrous; inflorescence erect, 26 cm long; peduncle green & red; rachis yellow & green; cincinnal bract distichous; bract margins involute, inside yellow orange with green keel, glabrous, outside yellow orange with pale green keel, glabrous; floral bracts yellow; perianth 7 cm long, sepals green, petals yellow, white at base, glabrous; ovary pale yellow, glabrous; pedicel white.
Broad geographical location Central America
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