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Project Name Data (Last Modified On 10/28/2012)
 

Flora Data (Last Modified On 10/28/2012)
Species ELICONIA ROSTRATA R. & P.
PlaceOfPublication Fl. Peruv. 3:71. P1. 305. 1803.
Synonym Heliconia pendula Wawra in Oesterr. Bot. Zeitschr. 13:8. 1863. Heliconia curtispatha Peters. in Mart. Fl. Bras. 33:15. 1890. Bihaia pendula (Wawra) 0. Ktze. Rev. Gen. 2:685. 1891. Bihaia curtispatha (Peters.) 0. Ktze. loc. cit. 1891. Bihai rostrata (R. & P.) Griggs in Bull. Torrey Club 31:445. 1904. Bihai longa Griggs, loc. cit. 446. 1904. Helicania longa (Griggs) Winkler in Engl. & Prantl, Nat. Pflanzenfam. 15a:536. 1930.
Description Stout plants 3-5 m. tall; leaves broadly oblong, 45-150 cm. long, 15-40 cm. broad, broadly obtuse at the base; inflorescences pendulous, the peduncle stout, 30-90 cm. long, rather inconspicuously puberulent, the rachis flexuous; bracts very broadly ovate, obtuse to broadly acute at the tip, broadest and somewhat cordate slightly below the middle, obtusely narrowed to the base, 4-9 cm. long, 4-8 cm. broad, minutely puberulent, deep crimson, strongly reflexed at anthesis; perianth 3-4 cm. long, greenish-yellow; fruits broadly trigonal, 1 cm. long, purplish-blue.
Distribution Nicaragua to Peru, in lowland forest and thickets.
Specimen CANAL ZONE: Gatuin, Standley 27234; between France Field and Catival, Standley 30425; Ft. Sherman, Standley 3III7; Frijoles, Piper 6036. DARIEN: Marraganti, Wil- liams 686.
 
 
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