Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia pogonantha Cufod. var. veraguasensis W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia pogonantha var. veraguasensis W. J. Kress
Current Taxon Heliconia pogonantha Cufod. var. veraguasensis W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation  Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 62(2): 256-257. 1981. 
Holotype/Isotype Holotype (3 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 273392
Comments  
Primary Collector W. John Kress
Collector Number 77-825A
Collection Date 9 Aug 1977
Country Panama
Province/State Veraguas
Plant Location Notes 2 miles above Santa Fe, behind Escuela Agricultura; elev. 2600' ; in secondary growth along roadside.
Plant Description Notes Plant 4 m, musoid; petiole 105 cm, blade 148 cm long by 45 cm, dark green above, light green midrib; green below tinted maroon, yellowish midrib. Inflorescence pendulous, 68 cm long; peduncle dull yellowish red, scurfy-villous. Rachis flexuose, dull yellow. Branch bracts rotate, 10.5 cm long; margins involute at base. Insides red-yellowish, tomentose; outside red, to yellow at rachis, slightly scurfy. Floral bract yellow, free sepal below; perianth yellow to paler at base, free sepal and tip densely velutinous with golden hairs. Ovary white to pale yellow, pedicel white.
Broad geographical location Central America
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