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Description

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Leaves 2-ranked, banana-like. Inflorescence terminal, erect or pendulous, bearing flowers in the axils of distichous, often showy and brightly coloured, boat-shaped bracts. Flowers bisexual, sepals and petals variously partly united. Stamens 5. Staminode 1. Ovary inferior, 3-locular, with a solitary ovule in each loculus. Fruit a 1-3-seeded berry-like capsule.
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Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten and Petra Ballings
bibliographic citation
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T. and Ballings, P. (2002-2014). Heliconiaceae Flora of Zimbabwe website. Accessed 28 August 2014 at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/family.php?family_id=259
author
Mark Hyde
author
Bart Wursten
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Petra Ballings
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