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I know this isn't a palm but...

victoria, Canada

... I'd thought I'd post this towering ginger here (possibly Heliconia), as I see there are people in this forum who are familiar with the family. If anyone could identify this for me, I'd appreciuate it. No flowers, but I think I see spikes of seeds (?).
Thanks kindly

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Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

it is indeed a Heliconia but there are many dozens of varieties and species, and most look similar. Without flowers, I have no idea how to tell them apart

victoria, Canada

Yeah, I appreciate that. Perhaps I can narrow it down if I knew how many species grow to be this tall.

Acton, CA(Zone 8b)

almost all of them

Hi suzanne,

Is that you in the Picture ?


victoria, Canada

Er, no. That's a Lacandon man.

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