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Datasheet for Costus plowmanii

Plant Datasheet for Costus plowmanii

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Costus plowmanii in Colombia, photo by Carla Black - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16746 Accession# R0
Costus plowmanii in Colombia, photo by Carla Black


Costus plowmanii in Colombia, with Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16747 Accession# R0
Costus plowmanii in Colombia, with Bruce Dunstan


Costus plowmanii in Colombia photo by Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16748 Accession# R0
Costus plowmanii in Colombia photo by Bruce Dunstan


Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16929 Accession# R3232
Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia


Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16930 Accession# R3232
Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia


Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16931 Accession# R3232
Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia


Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16932 Accession# R3232
Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia


Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16933 Accession# R3232
Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia


Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16934 Accession# R3232
Costus plowmanii at El Refugio, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16935 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16936 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16937 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16938 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16939 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16940 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16941 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16942 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16943 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16944 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16945 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16946 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16947 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16948 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16949 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16950 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16951 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16952 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16953 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16954 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16955 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16956 Accession# R3241
Costus plowmanii near San Jose del Palmar, Choco, Colombia


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 Chocó, 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 José Del Palmar, Chocó, Colombia, Latitude 4.856, Longitude -76.219, at 1630 meters elevation.


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