The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Heliconia

The genus Heliconia is in the family Heliconiaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Heliconia

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Heliconia abaloi G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia acuminata A.Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Heliconia adflexa (Griggs) Standl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia aemygdiana Burle-Marx Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia albicosta (G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles) L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia angelica Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia angusta Vell. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia antioquiensis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia apparicioi Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia arabica Lam. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia arrecta W.J.Kress & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia atratensis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia atropurpurea G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia aurantiaca Ghiesbr. ex Lem. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia auriculata Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia badilloi Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia barryana W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia beckneri R.R.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia bella W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia berriziana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia berryi Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia biahy Vell. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia bihai (L.) L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia boultoniana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia bourgaeana Petersen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia brachyantha L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia brenneri Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia burleana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia calatheaphylla G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia caquetensis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia carajaensis Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia caribaea Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia carmelae Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia chartacea Lane ex Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia chrysocraspeda Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia clinophila R.R.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia colgantea R.R.Sm. ex G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia collinsiana Griggs Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia combinata Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia cordata L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia crassa Griggs Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia cristata Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia cucullata W.J.Kress & L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia curtispatha Petersen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia danielsiana W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia darienensis L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia dasyantha K.Koch & C.D.Bouché Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia densiflora Verl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia dielsiana Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia donstonea W.J.Kress & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia ecuadoriensis W.J. Kress Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia episcopalis Vell. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia estherae Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia estiletioides Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia excelsa L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia farinosa Raddi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia faunorum W.J.Kress & L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia fernandezii Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia × flabellata Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia flava Jacq. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia flexuosa C.Presl Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia foreroi Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia fragilis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia fredberryana W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia fugax L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia gaiboriana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia gigantea W.J.Kress & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia gloriosa Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia gracilis G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia griggsiana L.B.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia harlingii L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia hirsuta L.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia holmquistiana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia huilensis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia ignescens G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia imbricata (Kuntze) Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia impudica Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia indica Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Heliconia intermedia Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia irrasa R.R.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia johanii Barreiros Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia julianii Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia juruana Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia kautzkiana Emygdio & E.Santos Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lanata (P.S.Green) W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lankesteri Standl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lasiorachis L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia latispatha Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia laufao W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia laxa Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lentiginosa Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia leucogramma Horan. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia librata Griggs Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lingulata Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia litana W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia longevaginata Spruce Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia longiflora R.R.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia longissima Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lophocarpa G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lourteigiae Emygdio & E.Santos Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lozanoi Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia luciae Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lutea W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia luteoviridis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia lutheri W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia maculata W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia magnifica W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia × mantenensis B.R.Silva, Senna V. & Emygdio Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia marginata (Griggs) Pittier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia mariae Hook.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia markiana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia mathiasiae G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia meridensis Klotzsch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia metallica Planch. & Linden ex Hook. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia monteverdensis G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia mooreana R.R.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia mucilagina Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia mucronata Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia mutisiana Cuatrec. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia nariniensis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia necrobracteata W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia × nickeriensis Maas & de Rooij Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia nigripraefixa Dodson & A.H.Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia nitida Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia nubigena L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia nutans Woodson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia obscura Dodson & A.H.Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia obscuroides L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia oleosa Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia ortotricha L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia osaensis Cufod. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia paka A.C.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia paludigena Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia papuana W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia pardoi Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia pastazae L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia paulii Lane ex R.R. Sm. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia peckenpaughii Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia pendula Wawra Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia penduloides Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia peteriana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia × plagiotropa Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia platystachys Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia pogonantha Cufod. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia pruinosa Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia pseudoaemygdiana Emygdio & E.Santos Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia psittacorum L.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia ramonensis G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rauliniana Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia regalis L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia reptans Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia reticulata (Griggs) H.J.P.Winkl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia revoluta (Griggs) Standl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rhodantha Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia richardiana Miq. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rigida Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia riopalenquensis Dodson & A.H.Gentry Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rivularis Emygdio & E.Santos Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia robertoi Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia robusta Pax Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rodriguensis Aristeg. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rodriguezii F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rostrata Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia rubra Sessé & Moc. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia samperiana W.J.Kress & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia sanctae-martae L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia sanctae-theresae Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia santaremensis Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia sarapiquensis G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia scarlatina Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia schiedeana Klotzsch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia schumanniana Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia sclerotricha Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia secunda R.R.Sm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia sessilis W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia signa-hispanica Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia solomonensis W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia spathocircinada Aristeg. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia spathocircinata Aristeg. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia spiralis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia spissa Griggs Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia standleyi J.F.Macbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia stella-maris Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia stilesii W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia stricta Huber Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia subulata Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Heliconia sucrei Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia sylvicola DC. Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Heliconia tacarcunae L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia talamancana G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia tandayapensis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia tenebrosa J.F.Macbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia terciopela W.J.Kress & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia thomasiana W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia timothei L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia titanum W.J.Kress & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia tortuosa Griggs Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia trichocarpa G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia tridentata Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia triflora Barreiros Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia umbrophila G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia uxpanapensis C.Gut.Báez Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia vaginalis Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia vellerigera Poepp. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia velutina L.Andersson Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia venusta Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia villosa Klotzsch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia virginalis Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia wagneriana Petersen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia willisiana Abalo & G.Morales Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia wilsonii G.S.Daniels & F.G.Stiles Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia xanthovillosa W.J.Kress Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Heliconia zebrina Plowman, W.J.Kress & H.Kenn. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 389 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Heliconia. Of these 204 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 71 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Heliconia. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 389 species names for the genus Heliconia recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 204 52.4%
Synonym 176 45.2%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 9 2.3%

All names

The status of the 460 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Heliconia recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 208 45.2%
Synonym 243 52.8%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 9 2.0%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 389 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Heliconia, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 201 169 0 0 370 95.1%
Medium confidence 3 7 0 0 10 2.6%
Low confidence 0 0 0 9 9 2.3%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Heliconia is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 3 7 0 5 0 15 3.9%
WCSP 201 169 0 4 0 374 96.1%