This name is a synonym of Heliconia episcopalis Vell..
The record derives from Tropicos
(data supplied on 2012-04-18)
which reports it as a synonym (record 21500461) with original publication details: Fl. Bras. 3(3): 11 1890.
This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record tro-21500461, and has not been changed.