Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia thomasiana W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia sp. nov.
Current Taxon Heliconia thomasiana W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation Selbyana 9: 156-158, f. 1. 1986.
Holotype/Isotype Isotype
DUKE Accession Number 290659
Primary Collector W. John Kress
Collector Number 80-1251
Collection Date 29 Aug 1980
Country Panama
Province/State Panama
Plant Location Notes Cerro Campana, elevation 3500 feet. In forested area near summit.
Plant Description Notes Shoots to 1 m, musoid. Leaves green above and below. Inflorescence erect, bracts becoming rotate; bracts red basally near red rachis, bright yellow-green in distal half. Flowers: perianth yellow-green; ovary and pedicel white. Floral bracts green.
Broad geographical location Central America
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