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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4004

Costus formosus


OLD NAME: Costus formosus

NEW NAME: Costus formosus

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STATUS : synonym

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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BOTANICAL NOTES:
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 - http://www.nybg.org/bsci/hcol/vasc/Costaceae.html

Image: Available at http://image.nybg.org/herbim/0611/Name: 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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