Familia. Heliconiaceae Ramos Loyo Lluvia Rubí Clasificación según Cronquist Orden Zingiberales Suborden Clase Liliopsida Subclase Zingiberidae. Heliconias Colombianas, Familia Heliconiaceae, Flores Tropicales y Exóticas de Colombia. “Heliconia rostrata é uma herbácea perene da família Heliconiaceae, habitando florestas tropicais do Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Brasil.

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The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants. Morphology and anatomy in Heliconia angusta Vell. Their flowers are produced on long, erect or drooping paniclesand consist of brightly colored waxy bracts, with small true flowers peeping out from the bracts. Acta Botanica Brasilica 4 1: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society.

The bat cuts the side veins of the leaf extending from the midrib causing the leaf to fold like a tent. In bracts with greater quantities of water the typical inhabitants are mosquito larva.

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For other uses, see Heliconia disambiguation. These flowers are grown in tropical regions all over the world as ornamental plants. Revision of Heliconia subgen. The last term refers to their close similarity to the bird-of-paradise helioniaceae Strelitzia.


Revista de Biologia Tropical 47 The leaves in different positions on the plant have a different absorption potential of sunlight for photosynthesis when exposed to different degrees of sunlight. It was found that hummingbird visits to the Heliconia flower did not affect its production of nectar. Most of the known species [3] are native to the tropical Americas, but a few are indigenous to certain islands of the western Pacific and Maluku.


By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Stenochlamys Musaceae – Heliconioideae. American Journal of Botany 48 1: Services on Demand Journal. These beetles live in and feed from the rolled leaf, the stems, the inflorescences, or the unfurled mature leaves of the Heliconia plant. The flowers can be hues of reds, oranges, yellows, and greens, and are subtended by brightly colored bracts.

Not to be confused with HelliconiaHeliconiusor Helicon. Views Read Edit View history. This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat The origin of bract liquid in a Neotropical Heliconia species. Retrieved from ” https: Structural and physiological adaptation to light environments in neotropical Heliconia Heliconiaceae.

Ainda de acordo com Rundel et al. Hermits are a subfamily of Phaethornithinaeconsisting of the genera AnopetiaEutoxeresGlaucisPhaethornisRamphodon, and Threnetes. Helcioniaceae of the Monocotyledons. How to cite this article. Heliconia solomonensis has green inflorescences and flowers that open at night, which is typical of bat pollinated plants.

In bracts containing small amounts of water, fly larvae and beetles are the dominant inhabitants. The phylogeny and classification of the Zingiberales. Phylogeny of the Scitamineae – morphological and anatomical considerations. Lamina architecture and anatomy in the Heliconiaceae and Musaceae Zingiberales.


In addition, the stems of the Heliconia leaves are not strong enough to carry the weight of typical bat predators, so shaking of the leaf alerts roosting bats to presence of predators. Heliconia – An identification guide. Heliconias need an abundance of water, sunlight, and soils that are rich in humus in order to grow well.

Hermits are generally traplining foragers, where individuals visit a repeated circuit heiconiaceae high-reward flowers instead of holding fixed territories [20] [22] Non-hermits are territorial over their Heliconia clumps, causing greater self-pollination.

Most of the ca known species [3] are native to the tropical Americasbut a few are indigenous to certain islands of the western Pacific and Maluku. It was found that many species of Heliconiaeven the newly colonized species, all had many pollinators visit. Collectively, these plants are also simply referred to as heliconias.