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Heliconia Rostrata
Heliconiaceae
Heliconia rostrata


heidbenati
heidbenati
Flower Petal # 7+
Main Color    
Color 2    
Type Categories Useful Parts

Shrub


Heliconiaceae Family

Heliconia Genus
Other Names for this Plant

Lobster claw, False-bird-of-paradise


Location

Molokai, Hawaii


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Heliconiaceae
Zingiberales
Zingiberales
Commelinidae
Monocots
Monocots
One First-Leaves (Monocots)
Mesangiospermae
Mesangiospermae
Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
Spermatophytes
Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
Stomatophytes
Stomatophytes
Air Pores Sub-Kingdom
Embryophytes
Embryophytes
Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
Multicellular Plants
Plantae
Plantae
Plants
Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Heliconia rostrata (Lobster claw, False-bird-of-paradise) is an herbaceous perennial native to the north western region of South America. Other Heliconias grow in the upright position (Heliconia caribaea), their cup-shaped flowers storing water for birds and insects. This plant, however, has downward-facing flowers, and provides a source of nectar to birds.
Heliconias are known to those who grow them as a host flower to many birds, especially the Hummingbird. Because of its unique characteristics, it is often used as a specimen for tropical gardens.
Along with the Kantuta flower, Heliconia rostrata, known as patujú, is the national flower of Bolivia.



Flowers growing wild


Comment: Heliconia Rostrata, Heliconia rostrata

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Thunder
Thunder
July 03, 2010
This particular Heliconia looks more like the Heliconia rostrata
Check out this site for comparison of the flowers ganeshvilla.com plants heliconia rostrata.htm

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