Heliconia spp.: common name details from PIER


Common name - Language - Location
Language - Location - Common name
Location - Language - Common name
Language - Common name - Location

Common name/Language/Location

Common name Language Location PIER bibliographic reference Comments
aruru ponape Chuukese Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41) Heliconia latispatha, probably introduced from Pohnpei, hence its name.
crab claw English ? Smith, Albert C. (1979) (p. 188)  
fusi faikakai Tongan Tonga Islands Whistler, W. A. (1991) (p. 37) Heliconia latispatha Benth.
heliconia English ? Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 75)  
lau fao Samoan Savai‘i Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1924)  
lau fao Samoan Tutuila Island Setchell, William Albert (1924) (p. 105) Heliconia bihai L.
lawa Nangu Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
lobster claw English ? Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 74)  
mwakumwak Chuukese Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41)  
pa Samoa Rotuman Rotuma Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1938)  
parrot's-flower English ? ? (0)  
parrot's-plantain English ? ? (0)  
rako Kwara‘ae Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
te rau paupau Solomon Pijin Anuta Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1971)  
tiare pārata‘ito Maori (Cook Islands) Cook Islands McCormack, Gerald (2013)  
vae pa‘a Samoan American Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
vae pa‘a Samoan Western Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
vae pa‘a tautau Samoan American Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
vae pa‘a tautau Samoan Western Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
vava ni viti Fijian Viti Levu Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1937)  

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Language/Location/Common name

Language Location Common name PIER bibliographic reference Comments
Chuukese Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll aruru ponape Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41) Heliconia latispatha, probably introduced from Pohnpei, hence its name.
Chuukese Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll mwakumwak Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41)  
English ? crab claw Smith, Albert C. (1979) (p. 188)  
English ? heliconia Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 75)  
English ? lobster claw Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 74)  
English ? parrot's-flower ? (0)  
English ? parrot's-plantain ? (0)  
Fijian Viti Levu Island vava ni viti Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1937)  
Kwara‘ae Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island rako Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
Maori (Cook Islands) Cook Islands tiare pārata‘ito McCormack, Gerald (2013)  
Nangu Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island lawa Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
Rotuman Rotuma Island pa Samoa Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1938)  
Samoan American Samoa Islands vae pa‘a Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
Samoan American Samoa Islands vae pa‘a tautau Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
Samoan Savai‘i Island lau fao Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1924)  
Samoan Tutuila Island lau fao Setchell, William Albert (1924) (p. 105) Heliconia bihai L.
Samoan Western Samoa Islands vae pa‘a Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
Samoan Western Samoa Islands vae pa‘a tautau Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
Solomon Pijin Anuta Island te rau paupau Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1971)  
Tongan Tonga Islands fusi faikakai Whistler, W. A. (1991) (p. 37) Heliconia latispatha Benth.

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Location/Language/Common name

Location Language Common name PIER bibliographic reference Comments
? English crab claw Smith, Albert C. (1979) (p. 188)  
? English heliconia Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 75)  
? English lobster claw Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 74)  
? English parrot's-flower ? (0)  
? English parrot's-plantain ? (0)  
American Samoa Islands Samoan vae pa‘a Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
American Samoa Islands Samoan vae pa‘a tautau Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
Anuta Island Solomon Pijin te rau paupau Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1971)  
Cook Islands Maori (Cook Islands) tiare pārata‘ito McCormack, Gerald (2013)  
Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island Kwara‘ae rako Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island Nangu lawa Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll Chuukese aruru ponape Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41) Heliconia latispatha, probably introduced from Pohnpei, hence its name.
Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll Chuukese mwakumwak Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41)  
Rotuma Island Rotuman pa Samoa Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1938)  
Savai‘i Island Samoan lau fao Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1924)  
Tonga Islands Tongan fusi faikakai Whistler, W. A. (1991) (p. 37) Heliconia latispatha Benth.
Tutuila Island Samoan lau fao Setchell, William Albert (1924) (p. 105) Heliconia bihai L.
Viti Levu Island Fijian vava ni viti Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1937)  
Western Samoa Islands Samoan vae pa‘a Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
Western Samoa Islands Samoan vae pa‘a tautau Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.

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Language/Common name/Location

Language Common name Location PIER bibliographic reference Comments
Chuukese aruru ponape Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41) Heliconia latispatha, probably introduced from Pohnpei, hence its name.
Chuukese mwakumwak Puluwat (Pwonowót) Atoll Manner, H. I./Mallon, E. (1989) (p. 41)  
English crab claw ? Smith, Albert C. (1979) (p. 188)  
English heliconia ? Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 75)  
English lobster claw ? Thaman, R. R./Fosberg, F. R./Manner, H. I./Hassall, D. C. (1994) (p. 74)  
English parrot's-flower ? ? (0)  
English parrot's-plantain ? ? (0)  
Fijian vava ni viti Viti Levu Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1937)  
Kwara‘ae rako Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
Maori (Cook Islands) tiare pārata‘ito Cook Islands McCormack, Gerald (2013)  
Nangu lawa Ndeni (Santa Cruz) Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1972)  
Rotuman pa Samoa Rotuma Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1938)  
Samoan lau fao Savai‘i Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1924)  
Samoan lau fao Tutuila Island Setchell, William Albert (1924) (p. 105) Heliconia bihai L.
Samoan vae pa‘a American Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
Samoan vae pa‘a Western Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconia humilis (Aubl.) Jacq.
Samoan vae pa‘a tautau American Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
Samoan vae pa‘a tautau Western Samoa Islands Whistler, W. A. (2000) (p. 208) Heliconias with hanging inflorescences.
Solomon Pijin te rau paupau Anuta Island Bishop Museum (Honolulu) (1971)  
Tongan fusi faikakai Tonga Islands Whistler, W. A. (1991) (p. 37) Heliconia latispatha Benth.

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