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Purpose of Heliconia Society International (HSI)
purpose of HSI is to increase the enjoyment and understanding of the
Heliconia (Heliconiaceae) and related plants (members of the Cannaceae,
Costaceae, Lowiaceae, Marantaceae, Musaceae, Strelitziaceae, and Zingiberaceae)
of the order Zingiberales through education, research and communication.
in Zingiberales and information on the cultivation and botany of these
plants is rapidly increasing.
will centralize this information and distribute
it to members. The Heliconia Society International, a nonprofit corporation,
was formed in 1985 because of rapidly developing interest around the
world in these exotic plants and their close relatives. We are composed
of dues-paying members. Our officers and all participants are volunteers.
Everyone is welcome to join and participate. HSI conducts a Biennial
Meeting and International Conference.