GingersRus is a trademark of Le Jardin Ombragé
Click on logo above to go to GingersRus HOMEPAGE.
Want to buy some rare gingers? Check out my commercial site. CLICK HERE to see what is available.

Datasheet for Dimerocostus argenteus

Plant Datasheet for Dimerocostus argenteus

Click on a thumbnail to load full sized image.
Use your "back" button to come back to this page.

Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #75S152  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12854 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #75S152


Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #75S152  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12855 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #75S152


Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #75S152  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12856 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #75S152


Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #75S152  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12857 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #75S152


Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #75S152 ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12858 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #75S152 ligules


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17622 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17623 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17624 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17625 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17626 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17627 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17628 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at type locality, Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17629 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - ligule


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - bracts wrap around inflorescence - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17630 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - bracts wrap around inflorescence


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - bracts wrap around inflorescence - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17631 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - bracts wrap around inflorescence


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17632 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - bracteole and calyx


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17633 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - flower


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17634 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - flower


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - corolla lobes and labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17635 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - corolla lobes and labellum


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - stamen and labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17636 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - stamen and labellum


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17637 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chinchao - labellum


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria - showing silvery undersides to leaves - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17638 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria - showing silvery undersides to leaves


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria - showing silvery undersides to leaves - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17639 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria - showing silvery undersides to leaves


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria - ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17640 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria - ligule


Dimerocostus argenteus with HUMMINGBIRDat Chacahuassi - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17641 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus with HUMMINGBIRDat Chacahuassi


Dimerocostus argenteus, north side of river at Chacahuassi (area bellow Huassipampa) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17642 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus, north side of river at Chacahuassi (area bellow Huassipampa)


Dimerocostus argenteus at Chacahuassi showing silvery underside of leaf - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17643 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus at Chacahuassi showing silvery underside of leaf


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Simon Bolivar - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17644 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Simon Bolivar


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Simon Bolivar, this is form with stiff hairs around ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17645 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Simon Bolivar, this is form with stiff hairs around ligules


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17646 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul, showing silvery undersides to leaves - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17647 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul, showing silvery undersides to leaves


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17648 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul, this is the form with stiff hairs around the ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17649 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul, this is the form with stiff hairs around the ligules


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17650 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17651 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17652 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17653 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - showing ligule detail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17654 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Divisoria/Rio Azul - showing ligule detail


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17655 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17656 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17657 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17658 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17659 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17660 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17661 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - silvery undersides to leaves - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17662 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - silvery undersides to leaves


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - base of inflorescence, showing wrap-around bracts. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17663 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - base of inflorescence, showing wrap-around bracts.


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - base of inflorescence, showing wrap-around bracts. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17664 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - base of inflorescence, showing wrap-around bracts.


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - base of inflorescence, showing wrap-around bracts. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17665 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - base of inflorescence, showing wrap-around bracts.


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower parts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17666 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower parts


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17667 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - bracts


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17668 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - bracteole and calyx


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17669 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower parts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17670 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower parts


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower parts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17671 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower parts


Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17672 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus argenteus along trail to Catarata San Miguel - flower


D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru                                                    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17430 Accession# R3018
D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru


D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru, silvery lower surface to leaves.                  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17448 Accession# R3018
D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru, silvery lower surface to leaves.


D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru, ring of stiff hairs around the ligules.           - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17449 Accession# R3018
D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru, ring of stiff hairs around the ligules.


D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru                                                    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17452 Accession# R3018
D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru


D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru, note the cordate base to bract appendages.        - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17454 Accession# R3018
D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru, note the cordate base to bract appendages.


D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru                                                    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17470 Accession# R3018
D. argenteus from Ayacucho, Peru


D. argenteus 'Kolas', showing branching habit.                                      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17450 Accession# R3283
D. argenteus 'Kolas', showing branching habit.


D. argenteus 'Kolas', showing branching habit.                                      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17460 Accession# R3283
D. argenteus 'Kolas', showing branching habit.


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria.  Seeds collected from this plant. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17928 Accession# R3376
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria. Seeds collected from this plant.


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria.  Seeds collected from this plant. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17929 Accession# R3376
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria. Seeds collected from this plant.


Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria.  Seeds collected from this plant. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17930 Accession# R3376
Dimerocostus argenteus along road to Villa La Gloria. Seeds collected from this plant.



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Dimerocostus argenteus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dimerocostus argenteus (Ruiz & Pav.) Maas
STATUS :Accepted
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Dimerocostus argenteus is distinguished from D. strobilaceus by having leafy appendaged bracts and silvery, sericeous (silky) undersides to the leaves. It is not mentioned in the description but in the illustration the bracts do not appear to sheath the inflorescence as in D. strobilaceous subsp. strobilaceus.

The type collection was from Dept Huanuco in Peru, found in wet, shaded forests near Chinchao and Cuchjero. The species is distributed in Peru and Bolivia. A plant collected by Rusby in Bolivia originally named Mulfordia boliviana,was placed into synonymy with D. argenteus by Maas.

A thumbnail page showing photos of a plant from Waimea Arboretum can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P3310 . This is Waimea #75S152 - Per notes at Waimea, they received seed from Tim Plowman in 1975, collected in Peru, Dept Ayacucho, Province La Mar, San Francisco, Rio Apurimar, alt 1900 ft. Det'd by Maas in 1975, also John Mood 1990. Note that this plant matches much more closely to the illustration of D. strobilaceus subsp. appendiculatus, but it was det'd by Maas to be D. argenteus. The illustration has very short bract appendages, but the written description is for bract appendages 10-45 mm long - a fairly wide range. This plant also has a cordate base to the bract appendages, as described by Maas. The undersides of the leaves of this specimen have a somewhat silvery texture.

There is a plant sold by Plant Group Hawaii under the name D. argenteus 'Kolas', origin unknown, that appears to be a separate collection. The stems of this plant have a strong tendency to branch and it does not have the long stiff hairs around the ligules as in the Waimea plant. There are photos of it at http://www.heliconia.org/#!product/prd14/2182639865/dimerocostus-argenteus-%27kolas%27.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3018 received as cutting from Waimea.
R3283 'Kolas' from Plant Group Hawaii, has not flowered here either.R3376 collected at the type locality in Peru

OBSERVATION NOTES:

Road to Rio Azul, Leoncio Prado Province, Peru, Latitude -9.19, Longitude -75.8152, at 1425 meters elevation.

Along road to Villa La Gloria, Huanuco, Peru, Latitude -9.619, Longitude -76.057, at 1500 meters elevation.

Huanipampa (Pampamarca), Huanuco, Peru, Latitude -9.6874, Longitude -75.8437, at 1050 meters elevation.

Trail to Catarata San Miguel, Huanuco, Peru, Latitude -9.493, Longitude -75.90657, at 1100 meters elevation.

Chinchao, Huanuco, Peru, Latitude -9.49305, Longitude -75.90657, at 1980 meters elevation.

Along road to Simon Bolivar, Leoncio Prado Province, Peru, Latitude -9.2387, Longitude -75.8166, at 1525 meters elevation.

Along road to Rio Azul, Leoncio Prado Province, Peru, Latitude -9.1872, Longitude -75.822, at meters elevation.


Copyright © 1999-2016 - Dave Skinner, GingersRus.com
All text and images on this page are copyrighted. They may be downloaded and/or printed for personal use and scientific research, but may not be published in paper or electronic media without my express consent. They absolutely may not be used commercially in any way whatsoever without my express consent. To inquire about permissions, contact skinnerd@nettally.com