Heliconia aurantiaca Verschaff., Nursery Cat. (Ambroise Verschaffelt) 68: 1 (1861) (syn: Bihai aurantiaca (Verschaff.) Griggs; Bihai choconiana (S.Watson) Griggs; Heliconia brevispatha Hook.; Heliconia choconiana S.Watson);
SE. Mexico to Central America: Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico Southeast, Nicaragua as per POWO;
Heliconia longiflora R.R.Sm.: 4 very high res. images.
Habit : Cultivated / Labeled
I find these to be different from images at
I think it may be Heliconia aurantiaca as per images at
You may be right … ! Kew may have labeled it wrong !
Thank you for your email. I have checked with our experts and have been advised the following:
This plant has been fully verified as Heliconia longiflora. The two species do appear to look very similar.
I hope this helps!
POWO Catalogue of Life GBIF (High resolution specimens) Wikimedia Commons