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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 3760

Dimerocostus strobilaceus


OLD NAME: Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus

NEW NAME: Dimerocostus strobilaceus

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Proposed elimination of subspecies status.

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dimerocostus strobilaceus Kuntze

STATUS : stat. nov.

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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SYNONYMS:
- Dimerocostus elongatus J.Huber (1906) - Dimerocostus uniflorus (Poepp. ex Petersen) K.Schum. in Engler (1904)

BOTANICAL NOTES:
Proposed for publication in 2022, the subspecies strobilaceus will become a separate species D. strobilaceus and will be applied ONLY to the white flowering form from Central America and northwestern South America.On all subspecies of Dimerocotus strobilaceus, the ligules are short and truncate, bracts, bracteole and calyx are green, with bract margins dilacerating into fibers. Subspecies strobilaceus is characterized by the bracts which sheath the base of the inflorescence, completely enclosing the axis. The tops of the bracts are flatter (more obtuse) forming a top angle 120-160 degrees. The inflorescence elongates and often the stem continues to grow through and old inflorescence and form an new, second inflorescence at the terminus.

In previous treatments, the yellow flowering forms found in southern Ecuador and Peru were considered to be part of this subspecies. As currently proposed, only the white flowering forms with non-appendaged bracts will be included as D. strobilaceus. The yellow flowering forms with non-appendaged bracts will be included in the species Dimerocostus rurrenabaqueanus.

HORTICULTURAL NOTES:
Based on information at the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) this species is in ex situ cultivation at 22 botanical gardens world wide. I have found this species to be relatively easy to grow in my garden and greenhouses at Le Jardín Ombrage.

ACCESSIONS:Click links (if any) to see details of individual collections. R2108- R2751- R3019- R3137- R3238- R3239-


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Dimerocostus strobilaceus fruit, photo2 by Maas 4744 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 376 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus strobilaceus fruit, photo2 by Maas 4744


Dimerocostus strobilaceus, photo by Skinner, showing second inflorescence. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 377 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus strobilaceus, photo by Skinner, showing second inflorescence.


Dimerocostus strobilaceus at Sitio Burle Marx, photo by Skinner - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 378 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus strobilaceus at Sitio Burle Marx, photo by Skinner


Dimerocostus strobilaceus, Skinner R3137, from El Cope, Panama - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 375 Accession# R3137
Dimerocostus strobilaceus, Skinner R3137, from El Cope, Panama


Dimerocostus strobilaceus, Skinner R3239, from Anchicaya, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 374 Accession# R3239
Dimerocostus strobilaceus, Skinner R3239, from Anchicaya, Colombia