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H Heliconia indica Lam. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Heliconia (family Heliconiaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 248428) with original publication details: Encycl. 1: 426 1785.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Heliconia aureostriata W.Bull Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia buccinata Roxb. Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia edwardus-rex Sander Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia illustris W.Bull. Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia indica var. bakeri Lane ex Barreiros Synonym L WCSP
Heliconia indica var. indica Synonym L WCSP
Heliconia roseostriata Rivois Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia sanderi Sander Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia seemannii Van Houtte Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia spectabilis L.Linden & Rodigas Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia striata H.J.Veitch Synonym H WCSP
Heliconia viridis G.Nicholson Synonym H WCSP
Heliconiopsis amboinensis Miq. Synonym H WCSP
Heliconiopsis illustris (W.Bull.) Nakai Synonym H WCSP
Heliconiopsis indica (Lam.) Nakai Synonym H WCSP

Infraspecific taxa:

This species contains the following infraspecific taxa*.

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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Synonyms
Heliconia indica var. austrocaledonica (Vieill.) W.J.Kress Accepted L WCSP 1
Heliconia indica var. micholitzii (Ridl.) W.J.Kress Accepted L WCSP 2

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-248428.

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