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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Monocostus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
This genus was first described and named as Monocostus by Schumann in Engl., Pflanzenr. 20[IV.46]:427 (1904). The type species is the ONLY species in the genus - Monocostus uniflorus. It has a bilocular ovary and a single flower produced at the leaf axils.