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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 3436

Costus lucanusianus

OLD NAME: Costus lucanusianus

NEW NAME: Costus lucanusianus


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus lucanusianus J.Braun & K.Schum.

STATUS : accepted


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- Costus lucanusianus J.Braun & K.Schum. var. major K.Schum. (1904) - Costus dussii K.Schum. (1904) 402, f. 45B; Maas (1972)

This African species is recognized in Paul Maas' monograph on African Costaceae, published on 16 December 2016. (Monograph of African Costaceae, H. Maas-van de Kamer, P.J.M. Maas, J.J. Wieringa, C.D. Specht, Blumea 61, 2016: 280 - 318,

The African Plant Database lists this species as accepted with var. lucanusianus and var. major.

Flora of Tropical Africa, 1898 - describes this species.

Flora of West Tropical Africa, (1936) - also lists it.

Flora of Spanish Guinea -

National Botanic Garden of Belgium (from Democratic Republic of Congo )

Costus dussii specimen at NYBG Herbarium -

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collected by Pere Duss, Herbier de la Martinique, 1880. Maas examined specimen in 1967 and identified as Costus lucanusianus var. lucanusianus.

This species is very common in cultivation.

ACCESSIONS:Click links (if any) to see details of individual collections. R2850- R3174-

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Costus lucanusianus