Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia maculata W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia maculata W. J. Kress sp. nov.
Current Taxon Heliconia maculata W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 62(2): 244-246, f. 1. 1981.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype (3 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 280119
Comments  
Primary Collector John Kress
Collector Number 80-1240
Collection Date 27 Aug 1980
Country Panama
Province/State Colon
Plant Location Notes Along Rio Guanche, 5 km from Porto Belo. Elevation about 50 feet. On elevated ground in old streambed, in secondary growth.
Plant Description Notes Plant 2.3 m, musoid. Leaves: petiole to 34 cm long, blade to 128 x 24 cm; green, light green midrib above; grey-green, dull yellow midrib below. Inflorescence pendulous, 47 cm long. Peduncle green and maroon, glabrous. Rachis flexuous, dull red. Branch bract rotate; 17 cm long; margins straight, flared at base: pale orange glabrous inside, red green towards apex, glabrous outside. Flowers: floral bract pale tan; free sepal below; perianth yellow basally, green apically, glabrous, slightly puberulous; ovary white pubescent, pedicel pale yellow.
Broad geographical location Central America
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