Musa bihai L., Sp. Pl.: 1043 (1753).
Accepted name Heliconia bihai (L.) L., Mant. Pl. 2: 211 (1771). Synonyms Authorities The accepted name is from the Mobot VAST database and World Checklist of Monocotyledons. Section Distribution Description References Champion 1967 : 39, Mobot VAST database, WCM. Comments
Linnaeus presumably based the original name on foliage alone.
Heliconia bihai has a Musoid habit of growth and is a highly polymorphic species.
last updated 29/04/2008