Red Twist Heliconia
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Red Twist Heliconia
ntroduced Photo: Harangad Singh
Common name: Red Twist Heliconia
Botanical name: Heliconia tortuosa    Family: Heliconiaceae (Heliconia family)

Red Twist Heliconia is a small tuberous shrub with huge leaves, up to several feet long. It is native to southeastern Mexico to Central America. It has also been widely cultivated as ornamental plant in gardens for its showy inflorescences. Inflorescence has a braided appearance, hence the species name tortuosa.

Identification credit: Harangad Singh
Photographed in Gurgaon, Haryana.
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