Heliconia rostrata

COMMON NAME

Hanging lobster claw

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Heliconiaceae

NOTES

A herbaceous perennial with leathery, dark green leaves which are borne on long petioles arising directly from the ground. It has 3- to 5-feet-tall stems terminated by a drooping inflorescence. The flowers hang in showy clusters that emerge from second year stalks. They are enclosed by scarlet and yellow colored bracts that are 6 to 8 inches long. Its the national flower of Bolivia.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Venezuela, Costa Rica, and Ecuador

NATIVE HABITAT

Terrestrial

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

edis.ifas.ufl.edu

wildlifeofhawaii.com



Heliconia rostrata