Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia papuana W.J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia
Current Taxon Heliconia papuana W.J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Allertonia 6: 30. 1990.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (2 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 292113
Comments  
Primary Collector W. J. Kress
Collector Number 83-1544
Collection Date 2 Mar 1983
Country Papua New Guinea
Province/State Madang
Plant Location Notes Ramu highway, 16 km from Madang, 100 ft elev, in 2° growth of overgrown coconut planting, along forested limestone cliffs.
Plant Description Notes Musa-like; 4 m tall; petiole 51 cm long, blade 190 cm long, 33 cm wide, upper surface green, lower surface green, slightly glaucous; inflorescence erect, 26 cm long; peduncle yellow green; rachis yellow; cincinnal bracts distichous, margins straight to revolute, inside light green with green striations, glabrous, outside light green with yellow green near rachis, glabrous; floral bracts white; perianth 5.6 cm long, white with light green apically, glabrous; ovary light yellow green, glabrous; pedicel white; fruit orange with orange flesh, glabrous.
Broad geographical location Oceania
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