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Datasheet for Costus stenophyllus

Plant Datasheet for Costus stenophyllus


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Photo# 11899 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Photo# 11900 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Photo# 11901 Specimen# R2613
Costus stenophyllus
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 11902 Specimen# R2613
Costus stenophyllus
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 11903 Specimen# R2613
Costus stenophyllus
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 11904 Specimen# R2613
Costus stenophyllus
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 11905 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami, FL


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Photo# 11906 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami,


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Photo# 11907 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Photo# 11911 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus by John Ingram


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Photo# 11913 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus by Kathleen Kay, Michigan State University


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Photo# 11918 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica flower with bract and bracteole


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica flower with bract and bracteole


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica flower


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica bracteole


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica bracteole


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica calyx


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica calyx


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica labellum and stamen (far exceeding labellum)


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica corolla lobes


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica labellum and stamen (far exceeding labellum)


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica labellum


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica labellum


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica stamen


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica bract


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Costus stenophyllus at La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica bract


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Costus stenophyllus on trail near La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus on trail near La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus on trail near La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica


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Costus stenophyllus at Leu Gardens, Orlando, FL


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Costus stenophyllus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii


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Costus stenophyllus, John Mood garden


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Costus stenophyllus, Costa Rica, La Gamba area


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Costus stenophyllus, Costa Rica, La Gamba area


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Costus stenophyllus, Costa Rica, La Gamba area


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Photo# 17255 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus, Costa Rica, La Gamba area


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Photo# 17256 Specimen# R0
Costus stenophyllus, Costa Rica, Los Planes, Osa Peninsula


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Costus stenophyllus, Costa Rica, Los Planes, Osa Peninsula


CLICK HERE for a detailed botanical description and identification key for this species (opens in new window).
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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus stenophyllus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus stenophyllus Standl. & L.O.Williams
STATUS :Accepted
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is an accepted neo-tropical Costus species described in 1952. It is easy to recognize, in flower or not, having very narrow leaves and straight bamboo-like stems. The flowers form on a basal inflorescence, red bracts and yellow tubular flowers.

The species is endemic to the Osa Peninsula area of Costa Rica. I have seen it throughout the northern part of the peninsula and on the north and east sides of the Golfo Dulce. It is usually found on ridges and well drained slopes, but I also found it common on flatter ground near Drake. I completed an assessment for the IUCN Red List in 2014, and it is now classified as Least Concern. My assessment can be found at http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/full/56349106/0.

Holotype: collected in 1951 by P. H. Allen in the Esquinas forest (Punatrenas province).

ACCESSION NOTES:
I have one accession of this species, R2613, received in trade as a clone of the cultivated plant. This collection has been vouchered at the UC Berkeley, Jepsen Herbarium, UC2045797.

OBSERVATION NOTES:

Los Planos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Latitude 8.648, Longitude -83.667, at 146 meters elevation.

La Gamba area, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Latitude 8.699, Longitude -83.211, at 200 meters elevation.

Near Fila Trail, Esquinas Lodge, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Latitude 8.69945, Longitude -83.2069, at 175 meters elevation.

Reserva Forestal Golfo Dulce, Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica, Latitude 8.737244, Longitude -83.407716, at 60 meters elevation.

Trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica, Latitude 8.68, Longitude -83.58, at meters elevation.

GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
Costus stenophyllus is a very different looking Costus, easy to recognize even when not in flower. It has tall straight patterned stems and narrow leaves with a look that gave it the common name of "bamboo Costus". It is from the Osa Peninsula area of Costa Rica, where I have always seen it growing in forest understory on well drained ridges or steep slopes. It is a basal bloomer with brigth red cone-type inflorescence and pale yellow tubular flowers.



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