Family Heliconiaceae
Basionym Heliconia xanthovillosa W. J. Kress
Original Identification Heliconia xanthovillosa W. J. Kress sp. nov.
Current Taxon Heliconia xanthovillosa W. J. Kress
Protologue location in folder
Protologue Citation  Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 62(2): 253-255, f. 5. 1981.
Holotype/Isotype Holotype (4 sheets)
DUKE Accession Number 280117
Primary Collector W. John Kress
Collector Number 80-1233
Collection Date 26 Aug 1980
Country Panama
Province/State Panama
Plant Location Notes El Llano-Carti Road, 12 km from turnoff on Pan Am Highway; elevation 1500 feet. Along roadside in secondary growth, not found very frequently in primary forest.
Plant Description Notes Plant 3.5 m, musoid. Leaves: petiole to 122 cm; blade to 230 x 49 cm; dark green, light green midrib above; green, yellow-green midrib below. Inflorescence pendulous; 82 cm long. Peduncle bright green; wooly. Rachis straight, light yellow. Branch bracts distichous. Bracts 10 cm long, margins straight, pale yellow pubescent inside; yellow, greenish midway, wooly outside. Floral bract yellow (pale). Flowers: free sepal below; perianth white basally, yellow apically, glabrous basally, pubescent apically; ovary white glabrous; pedicel white glabrous.
Broad geographical location Central America
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