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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 3596

Costus discolor


OLD NAME: Costus discolor

NEW NAME: Costus discolor

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STATUS : synonym

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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BOTANICAL NOTES:
Not a valid species - obsolete synonym.
TAXONOMY NOTES BY BRIAN MIDDLEDITCH - Costus discolor Roscoe is now Costus arabicus L.

Schumann describes this species and places in subgenus Eucostus - Das Pflanzenreich IV, 1904.

- Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas - gopher://nmnhgoph.si.edu:70/0R217674-219444-/.docs/guianas_data//checkl2 - Costus discolor Roscoe =Costus arabicus

ANGUS BOTANICAL PRINTS - TITLE: Costus discolor. 1 print : lithograph, hand col. ; 54 x 42 cm. Published in William Roscoe, Monandrian Plants of the Order Scitamineae Chiefly Drawn from Living Specimens in the Botanical Gardens atLiverpool, pl. 81. Botanical illustration of a member of the ginger (Zingiberaceae) family. (NOTE: Maas says this is Costus arabicus, Monograph No. 8.)

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