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Heliconia spp.

crab claw, heliconia, lobster claw, parrot's-flower, parrot's-plantain

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Species description or overview

PIER species information page on Heliconia spp.
Information about Heliconia spp. from the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER)land Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Taxonomy & nomenclature

Heliconia spp. information from USDA/ARS/GRIN
USDA/ARS/GRIN provides taxonomic (and other) information about Heliconia spp..

Heliconia spp. information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Heliconia spp., as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

Heliconia spp. information from IPNI
The International Plant Names Index (IPNI) provides nomenclatural information--including bibliographical details--about Heliconia spp.. (NOTE: IPNI does not have information on what are currently accepted names and what are taxonomic (i.e., heterotypic) synonyms; ind this information in floras, monographs, checklists, revisions, etc.)


Heliconia spp. (Heliconiaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Heliconia spp. as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Heliconia spp. images from PIER
Images of Heliconia spp. provided by the Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk project (PIER).

Full-text articles

Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research
Stone, Charles P., Clifford W. Smith, and J. Timothy Tunison (eds.) . 1992. Alien plant invasions in native ecosystems of Hawaii: Management and research. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Cooperative National Park Resources Studies Unit. ISBN: 0-8248-1474-6.

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