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Heliconia

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderZingiberalesginger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others
FamilyHeliconiaceaeHeliconia family
GenusHeliconiaFrom the Greek word helikonios, home of a temple of Poseidon

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Heliconia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2014.

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Heliconia

(Heliconia) · 9/20/2014 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt Species not yet identified