Heliconia caribaea

COMMON NAME

Caribbean Heliconia, Lobster Claw, Parrot Beak

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Heliconiaceae

NOTES

A large, evergreen perennial plant that looks rather like a banana plant. Foliage has waxy white coating on stems and lower midrib. It grows in a dense clump about 8-10 feet and once mature can produce numerous inflorescences.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Caribbean

NATIVE HABITAT

Frequent in humid ravines and on moist or wet hillsides at low to middle elevation

WEB SOURCES

edis.ifas.ufl.edu

tropical.theferns.info

ntbg.org



Heliconia caribaea