Bird-of-paradise Flower

Scientific Name
Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton subsp. reginae
Higher Classification
Heliconia bihai J.S.Mill., Heliconia strelitzia J.F.Gmel., Strelitzia angustifolia W.T.Aiton, Strelitzia farinosa W.T.Aiton, Strelitzia gigantea J.Kern, Strelitzia glauca Rich., Strelitzia humilis Link, Strelitzia ovata W.T.Aiton, Strelitzia regalis Salisb., Strelitzia reginae Banks (in part), Strelitzia reginae Banks var. farinosa (W.T.Aiton) Baker, Strelitzia reginae Banks var. glauca (Rich.) Baker, Strelitzia reginae Banks var. humilis (Link) Baker, Strelitzia reginae Banks var. ovata (W.T.Aiton) Baker, Strelitzia reginae Banks var. rutilans (C.Morren) K.Schum., Strelitzia rutilans C.Morren
Common Names
Bird-of-paradise Flower (e), Bird-of-paradise-flower (e), Cran Flower's Bill (e), Crane Flower (e), Geelpiesang (a), Kraanvoëlblom (a), Little-main-in-the-boat (e), Piesangboom (a), Voëls (a), Wild Banana (e), Wild Mealie (e)
National Status
Status and Criteria
Least Concern
Assessment Date
J.E. Victor & A.P. Dold
South African endemic
Provincial distribution
Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal
Habitat and Ecology
Major system
Population trend
Assessment History
Taxon assessed
Status and Criteria
Citation/Red List version
Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton subsp. reginae Least Concern Raimondo et al. (2009)
Strelitzia reginae Banks ex AitonLower Risk - Conservation Dependent Scott-Shaw (1999)
Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton subsp. reginae Not Threatened Hilton-Taylor (1996)

Goldblatt, P. and Manning, J.C. 2000. Cape Plants: A conspectus of the Cape Flora of South Africa. Strelitzia 9. National Botanical Institute, Cape Town.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 1996. Red data list of southern African plants. Strelitzia 4. South African National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.

Raimondo, D., von Staden, L., Foden, W., Victor, J.E., Helme, N.A., Turner, R.C., Kamundi, D.A. and Manyama, P.A. 2009. Red List of South African Plants. Strelitzia 25. South African National Biodiversity Institute, Pretoria.

Scott-Shaw, C.R. 1999. Rare and threatened plants of KwaZulu-Natal and neighbouring regions. KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, Pietermaritzburg.

Victor, J.E. and Dold, A.P. 2003. Threatened plants of the Albany Centre of Floristic Endemism, South Africa. South African Journal of Science 99:437-446.

Victor, J.E. & Dold, A.P. 2005. Strelitzia reginae Banks ex Aiton subsp. reginae. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2020.1. Accessed on 2022/05/20

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