Heliconia rostrata

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Photographs by: Dr. Maulik Gadani

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  • Botanical Name : Heliconia rostrata Ruiz & Pav.
  • Common Name : Hanging Lobster Claw
  • Plant Family : Musaceae
  • Plant Form : Herb
  • Occurrence (Special Areas) : Indroda Park

About Heliconia rostrata Plant :

  • Habit : Plant about 3 m tall.
  • Leaves : Large, oblong on long petiole.
  • Inflorescence and Flowers : Inflorescence pendant with bright scarlet-red bracts tipped yellow.
  • Significance : Ornamental plant.