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Heliconia latispatha

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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Heliconiaceae
Rank  Species
Order  Zingiberales
Genus  Heliconia
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Similar  Heliconia bihai, Heliconia collinsiana, Heliconia psittacorum, Heliconia wagneriana, Heliconia stricta

Heliconia latispatha (expanded lobsterclaw) is a plant species native to southern Mexico (Tabasco, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Campeche), Central America and northern South America (Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador and Peru) and naturalized in Florida and Jamaica. It is an herb up to 4 m tall, with leaves resembling those of bananas. Inflorescence is erect, up to 45 cm long, with red or orange bracts subtending green, yellow or orange flowers.

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