Heliconia stricta

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Heliconia stricta
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Zingiberales
Family: Heliconiaceae
Genus: Heliconia
Species: H. stricta
Binomial name
Heliconia stricta
  • Bihai stricta (Huber) Griggs
  • Heliconia tricolor Abalo & G.Morales

Heliconia stricta is a plant species native to Brazil, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Guyana, Suriname, reproducing by seeds and by underground rhizomes. It is reportedly naturalized in Cuba and Puerto Rico, and cultivated as an ornamental in many other warm regions.[1][2][3]

Some common cultivated varieties are:[4][5][6][7]

  • Bucky
  • Dwarf Jamaican
  • Fire Bird
  • Iris Bannochie
  • Oliveira's Sharonii
  • Tagami