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Heliconia episcopalis

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
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
SpeciesepiscopalisThis taxon is endemic to San Luis Obispo County, “obispo” is Spanish for bishop, and San Luis Obispo translates as Saint Louis, Bishop. “Episcopalis” means “of or relating to bishops, resembling a bishop’s mitre.” The Spanish mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra in the present-day city of San Luis Obispo, California, and was named after Saint Louis of Anjou, the bishop of Toulouse

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Heliconia episcopalis description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 11 Oct 2018.

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Heliconia episcopalis

9/6/2018 · Guam · By Jacquelyn Boyt