Familia. Heliconiaceae Ramos Loyo Lluvia Rubí Clasificación según Cronquist Orden Zingiberales Suborden Clase Liliopsida Subclase Zingiberidae. Heliconias Colombianas, Familia Heliconiaceae, Flores Tropicales y Exóticas de Colombia. “Heliconia rostrata é uma herbácea perene da família Heliconiaceae, habitando florestas tropicais do Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Panamá, Brasil.

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All species have bracts with uniseriate epidermis, with thin-walled cells, tetracytical stomata in H.


Retrieved 14 October Not to be confused with HelliconiaHeliconiusor Helicon. These flowers are grown in tropical regions all over the world as ornamental plants.

Most of the ca known species [3] are native to the tropical Americasbut a few are indigenous to certain islands of the western Heliconuaceae and Maluku. The flowers produce ample nectar that attracts pollinators, most prevalent of which are hummingbirds. The flowers can be hues of reds, oranges, yellows, and greens, and are subtended by brightly colored bracts.

Bract liquid as a herbivore defense mechanism for Heliconia wagneriana inflorescences. Most of the known species [3] are native to the tropical Heliconiafeae, but a few are indigenous to certain islands of the western Pacific and Maluku. Ainda de acordo com Rundel et al. In bracts containing small amounts of water, fly larvae and beetles are the dominant inhabitants.


Journal of Tropical Ecology Structural and physiological adaptation to light environments in neotropical Heliconia Heliconiaceae. O mesofilo de H. Iowa State College Press.

Morphology and anatomy in Heliconia angusta Vell. Phylogeny of Zingiberales [12]. Many bats use Heliconia leaves for shelter. These beetles live in and feed from the rolled leaf, the stems, the inflorescences, or the unfurled mature leaves of the Heliconia plant. Heliconia wagneriana in Florida.

Heliconiaceae – Wikispecies

Cercopidae in Heliconia flowers Zingiberales: A phylogenetic approach 3rd ed. For the crustacean appendage, see Lobster claw.

However, the APG system ofand its successor, the APG II system ofconfirm the Heliconiaceae as distinct and places them in the order Zingiberalesin the commelinid clade of monocots. The origin of bract liquid in heliconiiaceae Neotropical Heliconia species. Alismatanae and Commelinanae except Gramineae.

The growth habit of heliconias is similar to CannaStrelitziaand bananasto which they are related. Heliconia the bracts are cymbiform and in Stenochlamys they are lanceolate-conduplicated. Different Heliconia species have different flowering seasons. Several species are widely cultivated as ornamentals, and a few are naturalized in FloridaGambia and Thailand.

In heliconiwceae with greater quantities of water the typical inhabitants are mosquito larva. It was found that hummingbird visits to the Heliconjaceae flower did not affect its production of nectar.

The morphological and anatomical features of the inflorescence bracts were studied in H. Views Read Edit View history. Heliconia stricta Dwarf Jamaican leaf. International Journal of Plant Sciences. American Journal of Botany 48 1: Revista de Biologia Tropical 47 An identification key was made based on morphological and anatomical features.


The highest amount of seed predation came from mammals. Heliconia Musaceae – Heliconioideae. Closeup of Heliconia vellerigera inflorescence. It was found that many species of Heliconiaeven the newly colonized heliconiacea, all had many pollinators visit.

Heliconiaceae from the Atlantic forest of southeastern Brazil. Stenochlamys Musaceae – Heliconioideae. The leaves in different positions on the plant have a different absorption potential of sunlight for photosynthesis when exposed to different degrees of sunlight.

These herbaceous plants range from 0. Articles with ‘species’ microformats Articles containing Ancient Greek-language text. Musaceae Heliconiaceae Strelitziineae Strelitziaceae Lowiaceae. Diversity and evolutionary biology of tropical flowers.

Retrieved from ” https: This structure provides the bat with shelter from rain, sun, and predators. Hispine Beetles of the Heliconia Latispatha”. Acta Botanica Brasilica 4 1: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.