Heliconia aurantiaca – Livingston Project
Heliconia leaves can be used in a variety of situations, especially to replace tin on thatched roofs. It definitely has good potential to attract ecotourists. Knowing that it has been found north, south, east, and west of where the team will be working in Izabal, it can be estimated that other species of heliconia can be found.
The FLAAR Mesoamerica team dedicated themselves to find, photograph, document, and publish all the Heliconia species that were found in the first two excursions (February 2020 and March 2020). Four species of Heliconias have been found in the first field trips of 2020, this report shows three documented species on the route from the city of Livingston to Aldea Plan Grande Tatin and then along the trail to Cueva del Tigre.
María Alejandra Gutiérrez