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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4004

Costus formosus

OLD NAME: Costus formosus

NEW NAME: Costus formosus



STATUS : synonym

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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Not a valid species - obsolete synonym.

Specimen at historical botanical collections in the Swedish Museum of Natural History.

Described by P. J. M. Maas in Flora Neotropica under its correct name, Costus pulverulentus.

Specimen at NYBG Herbarium -

Image: Available at CostaceaeCostus formosus C. V. Morton (Isotype) Image: Available Location: Costa Rica. San Jose. Vicinity of El General. Alt. 850 m. Collector: A. F. Skutch 2775Jul 1936 Description: Herb 3.5 m; bracts, calyx, petals and fertile stamen red; staminode yellow. Flower. Habitat: Shallow water. Publication: J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 27: 305. 1937. Verified: A. Espeko & A. R. Lopez-F. 1994. Other: NY Specimen ID: 320321


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