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Datasheet for Costus dirzoi

Plant Datasheet for Costus dirzoi

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Costus dirzoi

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Costus dirzoi

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Costus dirzoi

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BOTANICAL NAME: Costus dirzoi
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus dirzoi GarcĂ­a-Mend. & G.Ibarra
STATUS :Accepted
CONTINENT: Neotropical

This is an accepted neo-tropical Costus species from Mexico, newly described and published in 1991. Based on the description and photos from Belgium National Botanical Garden, it seems to be very close to Costus pictus. Isotype is at Missouri Botanical Gardens. This seems to show a basal inflorescence.

Isotype: Collected in by Guillermo Ibarra Manríquez in Mexico, Veracruz, Mpio. San Andrés Tuxtla. Tropical Los Tuxtlas. Selva alta perennifolia at 200 meters. 18.56N, 95.06W
Missouri Botanical Garden -
IMAGE AT MOBOT Costus dirzoi Garcia-Mendoza & Ibarra-Manriquez, Published in: Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden 18(4): 1081. 1991. {Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. ; BPH 107.17} Type - specimen(s) IT: G. Ibarra-Manriquez 3400, 22 May 1989, Mexico: Veracruz: Mpio. San Andres Tuxtla; Estacion de Biologia Tropical Los Tuxtlas (MO). Described there as "Specimen data: Herbacea perenne, 0.5-1.5(-2.2) m; inflorescencia con bracteas verdes, rojas en la base. Flores amarillas, labelo con lĂ­neas guindas. Nombre comĂșn. caña agria." translated .5-1.5 meters, bracts green, red at base, flowers yellow, labellum with [pendent?] lines common name "Sour Cane".

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