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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 3601

species split and several new names applied


OLD NAME: Costus laevis

NEW NAME: species split and several new names applied

NAME CHANGE NOTES: CLICK HERE to go to a page where I try to explain the changes to Costus laevis (PDF file in new window).

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus laevis R & P

STATUS : stat. nov.

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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BOTANICAL NOTES:
The species Costus laevis Ruiz & Pavon will be completely changed based on recent interpretation of the type specimens in Spanish herbaria. For a full explanation go to http://www.gingersrus.com/What_happened_to_Costus_laevis.pdf

Several completely different-looking plant forms that previously were included in Costus laevis now have completely new descriptions or have been split out into new species. Click the links below to read more about these.



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Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo from Maas, Plowman 11585 from San Martin, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 390 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo from Maas, Plowman 11585 from San Martin, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from near La Merced, Dept Junin, Peru<br> believed to be consistent with TYPE<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 391 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from near La Merced, Dept Junin, Peru
believed to be consistent with TYPE
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from near La Merced, Dept Junin, Peru<br> believed to be consistent with TYPE<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 392 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from near La Merced, Dept Junin, Peru
believed to be consistent with TYPE
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from near La Merced, Dept Junin, Peru<br> believed to be consistent with TYPE<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 393 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from near La Merced, Dept Junin, Peru
believed to be consistent with TYPE
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210530 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 399 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210530 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner inat9216686 from Pasco,Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 400 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner inat9216686 from Pasco,Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat 9224521 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 401 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat 9224521 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9194879 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 402 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9194879 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9195766 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 403 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9195766 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210530 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 404 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210530 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210609 from Pasco Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 405 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210609 from Pasco Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210687 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 406 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9210687 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9216686 from Pasco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 407 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9216686 from Pasco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat3869898<br> from Mayo-Chinchipe valley, Ecuador, 'Marco's Pride' form<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 408 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat3869898
from Mayo-Chinchipe valley, Ecuador, 'Marco's Pride' form
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat3869898<br> from Mayo-Chinchipe valley, Ecuador, 'Marco's Pride' form<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 409 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat3869898
from Mayo-Chinchipe valley, Ecuador, 'Marco's Pride' form
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat3869898<br> from Mayo-Chinchipe valley, Ecuador, 'Marco's Pride' form<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 410 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat3869898
from Mayo-Chinchipe valley, Ecuador, 'Marco's Pride' form
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Tingo Maria BG, Huanuco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 411 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Tingo Maria BG, Huanuco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Tingo Maria BG, Huanuco, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 412 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Tingo Maria BG, Huanuco, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Pumahuassi, Huanuco, Peru<br>Form 2 all glabrous with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 415 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Pumahuassi, Huanuco, Peru
Form 2 all glabrous with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Pumahuassi, Huanuco, Peru<br>Form 2 all glabrous with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 416 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, from Pumahuassi, Huanuco, Peru
Form 2 all glabrous with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages


Costus sp. all glabrous but with huge leaves, and flower like C. sinnngiiflorus and with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 417 Accession# R0
Costus sp. all glabrous but with huge leaves, and flower like C. sinnngiiflorus and with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages


Costus sp. all glabrous but with huge leaves, and flower like C. sinnngiiflorus and with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 418 Accession# R0
Costus sp. all glabrous but with huge leaves, and flower like C. sinnngiiflorus and with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages


Costus sp. all glabrous but with huge leaves, and flower like C. sinnngiiflorus and with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 419 Accession# R0
Costus sp. all glabrous but with huge leaves, and flower like C. sinnngiiflorus and with distinctively separate leafy bract appendages


Costus sp. photo by Skinner, inat9225072 from Pasco, Peru<br> plant with brown hairs and flowers like sinningiiflorus but with bracts like C. tarmicus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 420 Accession# R0
Costus sp. photo by Skinner, inat9225072 from Pasco, Peru
plant with brown hairs and flowers like sinningiiflorus but with bracts like C. tarmicus


Costus sp. photo by Skinner, inat9225072 from Pasco, Peru<br> plant with brown hairs and flowers like sinningiiflorus but with bracts like C. tarmicus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 421 Accession# R0
Costus sp. photo by Skinner, inat9225072 from Pasco, Peru
plant with brown hairs and flowers like sinningiiflorus but with bracts like C. tarmicus


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9224696<br>plant with thick white hairs, upper and lower sides of leaves and stem - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 422 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9224696
plant with thick white hairs, upper and lower sides of leaves and stem


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9224696<br>plant with thick white hairs, upper and lower sides of leaves and stem - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 423 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9224696
plant with thick white hairs, upper and lower sides of leaves and stem


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9225046 from Pasco, Peru<br>plant with white hairs, sparse upper side and thick lower side - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 424 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9225046 from Pasco, Peru
plant with white hairs, sparse upper side and thick lower side


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9225046 from Pasco, Peru<br>plant with white hairs, sparse upper side and thick lower side - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 425 Accession# R0
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner, inat9225046 from Pasco, Peru
plant with white hairs, sparse upper side and thick lower side


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3375, from Cochero, Huanuco, Peru<br>Locality where Ruiz stayed, form probably seen by Ruiz<br>Form 2, all glabrous, with distinctly separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 413 Accession# R3375
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3375, from Cochero, Huanuco, Peru
Locality where Ruiz stayed, form probably seen by Ruiz
Form 2, all glabrous, with distinctly separate leafy bract appendages


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3375, from Cochero, Huanuco, Peru<br>Locality where Ruiz stayed, form probably seen by Ruiz<br>Form 2, all glabrous, with distinctly separate leafy bract appendages - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 414 Accession# R3375
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3375, from Cochero, Huanuco, Peru
Locality where Ruiz stayed, form probably seen by Ruiz
Form 2, all glabrous, with distinctly separate leafy bract appendages


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3412 from Jun+ˇn, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 396 Accession# R3412
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3412 from Jun+ˇn, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3412 from Jun+ˇn, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 397 Accession# R3412
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3412 from Jun+ˇn, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3413 from Jun+ˇn, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 398 Accession# R3413
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3413 from Jun+ˇn, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3414 from Junin, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 394 Accession# R3414
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3414 from Junin, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular


Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3414 from Junin, Peru<br>Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 395 Accession# R3414
Costus laevis f/k/a guanaiensis var. tarmicus - photo by Skinner R3414 from Junin, Peru
Form 1, all glabrous, patent bracts, acutely triangular