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Heliconiaceae family

Heliconia bihai
(Linnaeus) Linnaeus, Mant. Pl. 2: 211.  1771.
Bas.: Musa bihai Linnaeus (1753).

Balizyé
Indigenous very common robust herb of rainforest and in shady wet spots around the forest edge.
Antigua, Saba, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Greater Antilles (Jamaica, Puerto Rico), South America.

This species differs from Heliconia caribaea in having more or less separated, shallower floral bracts and no powdery white substance on leaves and stems. However hybrids exist - some images may be hybrids. Also cultivated hybrids.
The more dramatic forms are found at high elevations.