Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia osaensis Cufod.
Original Identification Heliconia osaensis Cufodontis
Current Taxon Heliconia osaensis Cufod.
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Archivo Botanico per la Sistematica, Fitogeografic e Genetica e Bulletino dell' Istituto Botanico della r. Universita de Modena 9(3-4): 189. 1933. Neotype designated by Daniels & Stiles, Brenesia 15(Suppl.): 35-36. 1979.
Holotype/Isotype Isoneotype
DUKE Accession Number 276001
Comments The original type is Cufodontis 158, collected 4 April 1930, at Puerto Jimenez on the Osa Peninsula. The type which was deposited in Vienna was destroyed in World War II and a Field Museum photograph (Neg. No. 30910) is apparently all that remains. Lacking any isotype, a neotype must be chosen.
Primary Collector Daniels
Collector Number 90
Collection Date 1 Jan 1976
Country Costa Rica
Province/State Puntarenas
Plant Location Notes 3 km. south of Palmar Norte. Elevation 25 meters.
Plant Description Notes n/a
Broad geographical location Central America
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