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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4005

Costus guanaiensis var. asplundii

OLD NAME: Costus guanaiensis var. asplundii

NEW NAME: Costus guanaiensis var. asplundii



STATUS : synonym

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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In the 1977 follow-up, P. J. M. Maas decided this is a separate species. It is described by Dr. Maas in Flora Neotropica, Monograph No. 18 under Costus asplundii. SeePID#3595

Specimen at NYBG Herbarium -

Image: Available at CostaceaeCostus guanaiensis Rusby var. asplundii Maas (Type) Image: Available Location: Ecuador. Napo/Pastaza border. Mera. On shore of Río Pastaza. Alt. 1000 m. Collector: E. Asplund 1911530 Jan 1956 Description: Stem to 5 m high; flowers white, lanellum with a large yellow blotch at base of middle lobe. Fertile. Habitat: Edge of forest. Publication: Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 8: 52. 1972. Other: NY Specimen ID: 320332


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