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Datasheet for Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus

Plant Datasheet for Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus

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D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  at Tropical Paradise Nursery, Davie, FL - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 8427 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Tropical Paradise Nursery, Davie, FL


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus by Chelsea Specht - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10150 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus by Chelsea Specht


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  at Wilson Botanical Garden, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10151 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Wilson Botanical Garden, Costa Rica


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at LaGamba Research Station, Costa Rica White flowered form - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10153 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at LaGamba Research Station, Costa Rica White flowered form


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  at LaGamba Research Station, Costa Rica White flowered form - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10154 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at LaGamba Research Station, Costa Rica White flowered form


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus White at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12864 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus White at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus White at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12865 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus White at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii


Dimerocostus aff. near Cabrachi in SE Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12994 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus aff. near Cabrachi in SE Costa Rica


Dimerocostus aff. near Cabrachi in SE Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12995 Accession# R0
Dimerocostus aff. near Cabrachi in SE Costa Rica


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17426 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia, bract apex fairly truncate (no acute angle) and tubular bracteole    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17427 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia, bract apex fairly truncate (no acute angle) and tubular bracteole


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17429 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17431 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at Nirvana, Colombia      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17440 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at Nirvana, Colombia


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at Lita, Ecuador          - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17445 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at Lita, Ecuador


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia, beautiful lacy surface to labellum.    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17446 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia, beautiful lacy surface to labellum.


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia, very tall plant with leaves congested to the top.    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17447 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form near Bahia Solano, Colombia, very tall plant with leaves congested to the top.


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at La Fortuna, Panama     - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17451 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at La Fortuna, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at La Fortuna, Panama     - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17463 Accession# R0
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form at La Fortuna, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 1052 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  at Derek Burch's garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 2383 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Derek Burch's garden


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  at Derek Burch's garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 2384 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Derek Burch's garden


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10146 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10147 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10148 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10149 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12532 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  Note lateral inflo - plant continuing from end of inflo - - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12533 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus Note lateral inflo - plant continuing from end of inflo -


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus   stigma - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12534 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus stigma


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12535 Accession# R2108
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 2385 Accession# R2751
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Moody Gardens, Galveston, TX


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami, FL White flowered form - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 10152 Accession# R2853
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus at Fairchild Tropical Gardens, Miami, FL White flowered form


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form from Fairchild Gardens, Miami    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17423 Accession# R2853
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form from Fairchild Gardens, Miami


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form from Fairchild Gardens, Miami    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17456 Accession# R2853
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form from Fairchild Gardens, Miami


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form from Fairchild Gardens, Miami    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17457 Accession# R2853
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form from Fairchild Gardens, Miami


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  White at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  83P743 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12866 Accession# R3019
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus White at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii 83P743


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus  White at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  83P743 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12867 Accession# R3019
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus White at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii 83P743


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17422 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17424 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17428 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form, upper Achicaya valley,  Colombia    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17437 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form, upper Achicaya valley, Colombia


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17438 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17439 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama      - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17458 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form from El Cope, Panama


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form, upper Achicaya valley,  Colombia    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17471 Accession# R3137
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, white flowering form, upper Achicaya valley, Colombia


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17425 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17441 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17442 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17443 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru, characteristic re spot at base of leaves.  Some forms have red along entire midrib.    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17444 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru, characteristic re spot at base of leaves. Some forms have red along entire midrib.


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17453 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17455 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17461 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru


D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru    - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17464 Accession# R3261
D. strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus, yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Center, Madre de Dios, Peru



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Dimerocostus strobilaceus Kuntze
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
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.

There are two forms of this subspecies, a white flowering form and a yellow flowering form, both with very large and showy labellums. Thumbnail sheets for these two forms can be found on the following pages:
WHITE: http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P3760-white

YELLOW:http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P3760-yellow

The subspecies is found throughout the southern parts of Central America and western South America to Bolivia and east to Venezuela. I have found this species to be especially common in Panama and Colombia, all in the white flowering form. I found the yellow flowering form at Manu Learning Centre. The type for the subspecies was collected in Panama.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R2108 was from Derek Burch, origin unknown, yellow flowering form
R2751 was from Moody Gardens, collected in Panama, white flowering form.
R2853 was from Fairchild Gardens, origin unknown, yellow flowering form
R3019 from Waimea Gardens, origin unknown, white
R3137 from El Cope, Cocle, Panama, white
R3238 from Nirvana Garden, Colombia, white
R3239 from Achicaya, Choco, Colombia, white
R3261 from Manu, Madre de Dios, Peru, yellow
R3337 from Ecuador, Rio Nangaritza, yellow


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