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Heliconia angusta

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Zingiberales > Family: Heliconiaceae > Genus: Heliconia

Heliconia angusta Heliconia angusta

Heliconia angusta flower in bud; under cultivation in the Schönbrunn Palace Palm House, Austria. [photos H.G. Robertson, Iziko ©]

Distribution and habitat

Native to Brazil. Cultivated widely as a tropical garden plant. Recorded as being cultivated in southern Africa (Glen, 2002).



  • Glen, H.F. 2002. Cultivated Plants of Southern Africa. Jacana, Johannesburg.