Heliconia psittacorum

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Parrot's Beak
Parakeet Flower
Parrot's Flower
Parrot's Plantain
Heliconia psittacorum.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Species: H. psittacorum
Binomial name
Heliconia psittacorum
L.f.
Synonyms[1]
  • Bihai cannoidea (A.Rich.) Kuntze
  • Bihai humilis (Aubl.) Griggs
  • Bihai psittacorum (L.f.) Kuntze
  • Bihai sylvestris Gleason
  • Heliconia andrewsii Klotzsch
  • Heliconia bahiensis Barreiros
  • Heliconia ballia Rich.
  • Heliconia brasiliensis var. concolor Petersen
  • Heliconia cannoidea A.Rich.
  • Heliconia goiasensis Barreiros
  • Heliconia hirsuta var. cannoidea (A.Rich.) Baker
  • Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
  • Heliconia marantifolia G.Shaw
  • Heliconia psittacorum var. rhizomatosa Aristeg.
  • Heliconia psittacorum var. robusta Eichler ex Petersen
  • Heliconia psittacorum var. spathacea Eichler ex Petersen
  • Heliconia schomburgkiana Klotzsch
  • Heliconia swartziana Roem. & Schult.
  • Heliconia sylvestris (Gleason) L.B.Sm.
  • Musa humilis Aubl.

Heliconia psittacorum (Parrot's Beak, Parakeet Flower, Parrot's Flower, Parrot's Plantain, False Bird-Of-Paradise) is a perennial herb native to the Caribbean and northern South America. It is considered native to French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago. It is reportedly naturalized in Gambia, Thailand, Puerto Rico, Hispaniola, Jamaica and the Lesser Antilles.[2] It is often cultivated as a tropical ornamental plant in regions outside its native range.[3][4][5][6][7]

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