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Heliconia psittacorum (parakeetflower)

Synonyms: Bihai cannoidea; Bihai humilis; Bihai psittacorum; Bihai sylvestris; Heliconia andrewsii; Heliconia bahiensis; Heliconia ballia; Heliconia brasiliensis var. concolor; Heliconia cannoidea; Heliconia goiasensis; Heliconia hirsuta var. cannoidea; Heliconia humilis; Heliconia marantifolia; Heliconia psittacorum var. rhizomatosa; Heliconia psittacorum var. robusta; Heliconia psittacorum var. spathacea; Heliconia schomburgkiana; Heliconia swartziana; Heliconia sylvestris; Musa humilis

Wikipedia Abstract

Heliconia psittacorum (Parrot's Beak, Parakeet Flower, Parrot's Flower, Parrot's Plantain, False Bird-Of-Paradise) is a perennial herb native to the Caribbean and northern South America. It is often cultivated as a tropical ornamental plant.
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Allergen Potential [1]  Low
Leaf Type [2]  Evergreen
Lifespan [3]  Perennial
Structure [2]  Herb



Pulvinaria psidii (green shield scale)[4]
Ramphastos toco (Toco Toucan)[5]
Rastrococcus invadens (Mango mealybug)[4]


Pollinated by 
Amazilia fimbriata (Glittering-throated Emerald)[6]
Amazilia tobaci (Copper-rumped Hummingbird)[6]


Lesser Antilles to Brazil; Lesser Antilles to S. Trop. America;



Species recognized by Govaerts R., 2014-09-05, WCSP: World Checklist of Selected Plant Families in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1Derived from Allergy-Free Gardening OPALS™, Thomas Leo Ogren (2000) 2Kattge, J. et al. (2011b) TRY - a global database of plant traits Global Change Biology 17:2905-2935 3USDA Plants Database, U. S. Department of Agriculture 4Ben-Dov, Y., Miller, D.R. & Gibson, G.A.P. ScaleNet 4 November 2009 5Animals of the Rainforest 6Ramirez, N., and Y. Brito. 1992. Pollination Biology in a Palm Swamp Community in the Venezuelan Central Plains. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society 110:277-302.
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