Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia solomonensis W.J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia
Current Taxon Heliconia solomonensis W.J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Allertonia 6: 36. 1990.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype (5 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 292030
Comments  
Primary Collector W. J. Kress
Collector Number 83-1502
Collection Date 5 Feb 1983
Country Solomon Islands
Province/State Guadalcanal
Plant Location Notes Below Mt. Austin above the Lungga River, 300 ft elev, in old 2 degree growth on former landslide/creek bed.
Plant Description Notes Musa-like; 5-6 m tall; petiole 70 cm long, blade 240 cm long, 55 cm wide, upper surface green, lower surface green, lower surface green, glabrous; inflorescence pendent, 70 cm long; peduncle yelloww green; rachis green; cincinnal bracts distichous, margins revolute, inside pale green, glabrous, outside green, glabrous; floral bracts white; perianth 5.4 cm long, white basally becoming green apically, glabrous; ovary yellow, glabrous; pedicel white; fruit orange, glabrous.
Broad geographical location Oceania
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