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Datasheet for Costus plowmanii

Plant Datasheet for Costus plowmanii


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Photo# 16747 Specimen# R0
Costus plowmanii in Colombia, with Bruce Dunstan


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Photo# 16746 Specimen# R0
Costus plowmanii in Colombia, photo by Carla Black


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Photo# 16748 Specimen# R0
Costus plowmanii in Colombia photo by Bruce Dunstan


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Photo# 16932 Specimen# R3232
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16931 Specimen# R3232
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16930 Specimen# R3232
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16934 Specimen# R3232
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16933 Specimen# R3232
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16929 Specimen# R3232
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16944 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16949 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16936 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16937 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16947 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16939 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16938 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16954 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16940 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16951 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16946 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16945 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16948 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16952 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16955 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16956 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16953 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16935 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16950 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16943 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16942 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


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Photo# 16941 Specimen# R3241
Costus plowmanii
From Colombia, Choc├│


CLICK HERE for a detailed botanical description and identification key for this species (opens in new window).

PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus plowmanii
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus plowmanii Maas
STATUS :Accepted
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is an accepted neo-tropical Costus species described by Paul Maas in 1976. The species is described as a basal flowering plant growing to 3 meters tall, with red non-appendaged bracts and yellow tubular flowers. The type was from Colombia, El Valle near El Queremal at 1350 meters. It is apparently not very common as only two collections are recorded in GBIF records, both in Colombia. I saw the plant in 2012 along the road to San Jose del Palmar in Choc├│, Colombia at about 1600 meters.

Specimen at NYBG Herbarium - http://www.nybg.org/bsci/hcol/vasc/Costaceae.html

Image: Available at http://image.nybg.org/herbim/0611/Name: CostaceaeCostus plowmanii Maas (Isotype)det. P. J. M. Maas, 1975. Image: Available Location: Colombia. Valle del Cauca. Near Queremal. Alt. 1350 m. Collector: P. J. M. Maas 1900with T. Plowman03 Oct 1974 Description: Herb to 3 m tall, rhizomes densely covered with pale brown, stiff, appressed and erect hairs, sheaths of flowering stems purple-red, bracts red, (tubular) flowers yellow. Fertile. Habitat: Forested slopes. Publication: Acta Bot. Neerl. 24(5-6): 470. 1975. Other: NY Specimen ID: 320345

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3232 from seeds at El Refugio, Colombia, did not germinate, R3241 from San Jose del Palmar, germinated but did not survive, R3321 seeds from Carla Black collected in 2014 at same location. This seems to be a cloud forest plant and has been difficult to grow here in Tallahassee.

OBSERVATION NOTES:

San Jos├ę Del Palmar, Choc├│, Colombia, Latitude 4.856, Longitude -76.219, at 1630 meters elevation.


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