Heliconia stricta Huber, Bol. Mus. Goeldi Hist. Nat. Ethnogr. 4: 543 1906. (Syn:  Bihai stricta (Huber) Griggs; Heliconia tricolor Abalo & G.Morales);

Images by Samir Mehta (Validation by Tanay Bose), (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade)


Commelinales & Zingiberales Week: Heliconiaceae, Heliconia stricta: January 2011, Mumbai. 

– Yes Heliconia stricta
Kindly see the link below…

Taken at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Peradeniya, Sri Lanka on the 17th of November,2010.



Ornamental for ID :: Thane, MH :: ARKJAN14 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2)

Saw this ornamental in a cultivated garden in Thane, Maharashtra in December 2016.
Any idea as to its ID?

there are two possibilities
1) Heliconia indica rubra
2) Red banana plant (Musca zebrina), blood banana, Red banana
But I go with  Red banana

May be Canna sp.

Not sure difficult to identify from leaves, could be some Heliconia species (might be Heliconia metallica Planch. & Linden ex Hook.) but not sure.

Appears to be Heliconia stricta ‘sharonii’ as per the following:



SK1720 13 Jan 2019 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Location : Sentosa , Singapore
Date : 18 October 2012
Altitude  131 m.
Habit : Cultivated
Heliconia stricta Huber ??

May be as per images at 


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