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Datasheet for Costus amazonicus

Plant Datasheet for Costus amazonicus


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Photo# 15033 Specimen# R3077
CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
PROPOSED: Costus amazonicus
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15034 Specimen# R3077
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Photo# 15043 Specimen# R3077
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Photo# 15056 Specimen# R3077
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Photo# 15059 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus from SE Ecuador near Rio Nangaritza


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Costus amazonicus from SE Ecuador near Rio Nangaritza


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Costus amazonicus from SE Ecuador near Rio Nangaritza


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Costus amazonicus from SE Ecuador near Rio Nangaritza


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Costus amazonicus from SE Ecuador near Rio Nangaritza


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Costus amazonicus from SE Ecuador near Rio Nangaritza


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Photo# 15138 Specimen# R0
Photo of Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus from Dr. Paul Maas.


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Photo# 17523 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus subsp. krukovii, isotype at NYBG, collected in Brazil, Amazonas, Rio Madeira in 1934.


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Photo# 17524 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus, at the National Herbarium in Quito, collected in Ecuador, Pastaza.


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Photo# 17531 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus, terminal flowering form, Zurmi Road, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador. Note characteristic fibrousbractmargins.


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Photo# 17532 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus, terminal flowering form near Tundayme, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador


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Photo# 17533 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus, basal inflorescences (on leafless shoot) on plant near Tundayme, Ecuador. Distinguished fromC.zamoranusby the fibrous margins of the bracts.


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Photo# 17534 Specimen# R0
Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus, basal flowering along the Piuntza road, Yacuambi area, Zamora Chinchipe, Ecuador


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Photo# 16295 Specimen# R3198
CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
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From Ecuador, Morona-Santiago


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Photo# 16296 Specimen# R3198
CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
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Photo# 16297 Specimen# R3198
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Photo# 16298 Specimen# R3198
CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
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Photo# 17542 Specimen# R3198
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Photo# 16299 Specimen# R3198
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Photo# 17543 Specimen# R3198
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Photo# 16300 Specimen# R3198
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Photo# 17581 Specimen# R3335
CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
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CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
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Photo# 17588 Specimen# R3335
CURRENTLY: Costus amazonicus subsp. amazonicus
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From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


CLICK HERE for a detailed botanical description and identification key for this species (opens in new window).

PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus amazonicus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus amazonicus (Loes.) J.F. Macbr.:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:
Costus malortieanus Wendl. var. amazonicus Loes. (1929), Costus amazonicus (Loes.) J.F.Macbr. (1931),

BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is an accepted neo-tropical Costus species described by Loesner in 1929, supplemented by Macbride in 1931. Paul Maas split out a subspecies Costus amazonicus subsp. krukovii in 1972.

There are two subspecies of C. amazonicus: subsp. amazonicus (PID7467) and subsp. krukovii (PID4862). Photos and descriptions are shown on those separate web pages.

The variegated plant often found in cultivation under the name Costus amazonicus is actually a variegated form of Costus arabicus. See PID3236, determined to be Costus arabicus (NOT Costus amazonicus), verified by Dr. Maas.


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