Friday, June 9, 2017

Heliconia from Hawaii

A few of the species of Heliconia are native to the indigenous to certain islands of the Western Pacific. Their common name is Lobster Claws. Quoting from Wikipedia: Heliconia:
The Heliconia are a monophyletic genus in the family Heliconiaceae, but was formerly included in the family Musaceae, which includes the bananas (e.g., Musa, Ensete;[11]). However, the APG system of 1998, and its successor, the APG II system of 2003, confirm the Heliconiaceae as distinct and places them in the order Zingiberales, in the commelinid clade of monocots.

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