Collection of Heliconias in Botanical Garden Lancetilla


The collection of Heliconias in the Botanical Garden is an example of the importance of conservation of species from the region. The majority of the species that can be seen in this collection originate from Central America. Some are varieties that are known in the horticultural area.

In general has this genus of around 450 species, varieties and hybrids from tropical America, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. But most of these are from the same species. From this base it is calculated that there are around of 200 species known around the world. They require temperatures above 64 deg F (18 °C).




Heliconia aurantiaca Ghiesbreght ex Lemaire

Heliconia beckneri R.R. Smith

Heliconia bihai (L.) L

Heliconia bihai (L.) L.

Banana split

Heliconia bihai (L.) L.


Heliconia bihai (L.) L.

Lobster Claw One

Heliconia bihai (L.) L.

Lobster Claw Two

Heliconia caribae Lamarck

Heliconia caribea Lamarck

Barbados Flat

Heliconia champneiana Griggs


Heliconia champneiana Griggs  cv. Maya Gold

Maya Gold

Heliconia collinsiana Griggs

Heliconia distans Griggs

Heliconia lathispatha Bentham

Red Yellow Gyro

Heliconia lathispatha Bentham

Heliconia lathispatha Bentham cv. Orange Gyro

Orange Gyro

Heliconia librata Griggs

Heliconia mariae J.D.Hooker

Heliconia pendula Wawra

Heliconia platistachys Baker

Heliconia psittacorum L.f.


Heliconia psittacorum L.f.

Heliconia psttiacorum L.f.

Black Cherry

Heliconia rostrata Ruiz & Pavón

Heliconia spissa Griggs

Heliconia standleyi
Heliconia stricta Huber

Heliconia tortuosa Griggs

Red Twist

Heliconia wagneriana Peterson