Familia. Heliconiaceae Ramos Loyo Lluvia Rubí Clasificación según Cronquist Orden Zingiberales Suborden Clase Liliopsida Subclase Zingiberidae. Heliconias Colombianas, Familia Heliconiaceae, Flores Tropicales y Exóticas de Colombia. “Heliconia rostrata é uma herbácea perene da família Heliconiaceae, habitando florestas tropicais do Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Brasil.

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Revista de Biologia Tropical 47 In bracts with greater quantities of water the typical inhabitants are mosquito larva.

Several cultivars and hybrids have been selected for garden planting, including:. Although Heliconia are almost exclusively pollinated by hummingbirds, some bat pollination has been found to occur. Revision of Heliconia sect. Several species are widely cultivated as ornamentals, and a few are naturalized in FloridaGambia and Thailand. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Heliconia.

The bat cuts the side veins of the leaf extending from the midrib causing the leaf to fold like a tent. In addition, these beetles deposit their eggs on the leaf surface, petioles of immature leaves, or in the bracts of the Heliconia.

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Unraveling the evolutionary radiation of the helifoniaceae of the Zingiberales using morphological and molecular evidence. O mesofilo de H. Hispine Beetles of the Heliconia Latispatha”. An anatomical approach to the classification of the Musaceae. Floral shape often limits pollination to a subset of the hummingbirds in the region. Oxford University Press, Oxford. Morphology and anatomy in Heliconia angusta Vell.

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A phylogenetic approach 3rd ed. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society. These beetles live in and feed from the rolled leaf, the stems, the inflorescences, or the unfurled mature leaves of the Heliconia plant. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat The Honduran white bat Ectophylla alba also lives in tents it makes from heliconia leaves. It was found that many species of Heliconiaeven the newly colonized species, all had many pollinators visit. Acta Botanica Brasilica 4 1: Retrieved 14 October Services on Demand Journal.

They are characteristically long, oblong, alternate, or growing opposite one another on non-woody petioles often longer than the leaf, often forming large clumps with age.

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These herbaceous plants range from 0. All species have bracts with uniseriate epidermis, with thin-walled cells, tetracytical stomata in H. The families of the monocotyledons.

Musaceae Heliconiaceae Strelitziineae Strelitziaceae Lowiaceae. Phaethorninae 18 mya supports that these radiations have significantly influenced one another through evolutionary time.


This bat roosts head up in the rolled young leaves of Heliconia plants. These flowers are grown in tropical regions all over the world as ornamental plants.


The flowers produce ample nectar that attracts pollinators, heliconoaceae prevalent of which are hummingbirds. Lamina architecture and anatomy in the Heliconiaceae and Musaceae Zingiberales.

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American Journal of Botany 48 1: Different Heliconia species have different flowering seasons. Heliconias are grown for the florist’s trade and as landscape plants. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution.

The growth habit of heliconias is similar to CannaStrelitziaand bananasto which they are related. Most commonly grown landscape Heliconia species include Heliconia augusta, H.

Anatomy of the Monocotyledons. Not to be confused with HelliconiaHeliconiusor Helicon.