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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus dirzoi
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus dirzoi GarcĂa-Mend. & G.Ibarra
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 ManrĂquez in Mexico, Veracruz, Mpio. San AndrĂ©s Tuxtla. Tropical Los Tuxtlas. Selva alta perennifolia at 200 meters. 18.56N, 95.06W