The Order Zingiberales
The Heliconia Society International includes more than just Heliconias.
It includes all eight plant families in the order Zingiberales.
The Rhizogram below clearly illustrates the relationship between the different plant families in the order Zingiberales.
Click on one of the branches or on the links below to learn more about the individual plant families.


  • Cannaceae (Cannas)
  • Costaceae (Spiral Gingers)
  • Lowiaceae
  • Marantaceae
  • Musaceae (Bananas)
  • Strelitziaceae (Bird of Paradise)
  • Zingiberaceae (Gingers)
  • Heliconiaceae (Heliconias)
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