Heliconia psittacorum

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Heliconia psittacorum
Heliconia psittacorum.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: 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 South America. It is considered native to French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela, Colombia, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, Panama and Trinidad and 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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