Heliconia (Heliconia rostrata)
- Heliconias have about 200 to 400 different types of species
- It is Bolivia's national flower
- Known to those who grow them as a host flower to many birds, especially the humming bird
- Because of its unique characteristics it is often used as a specimen for tropical gardens.
- Notice that the leaves of the Heliconia look like the leaves of the banana trees. The kingdom, phylum class and order are the same.
Deborah Bernardes ,© 2014