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Heliconia latispatha Benth.
Expanded lobsterclaw

Heliconia latispatha
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr

Family: Heliconiaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Mexico, Central America and South America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Cultivated Only

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Cultivated

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Heliconia latispatha has been found in the following 2 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Collier County Not Native, Cultivated Only
Palm Beach County Not Native, Cultivated Only


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Heliconia latispatha
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr
Heliconia latispatha
Copyright by: Forest & Kim Starr