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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus skutchii
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
SYNONYMS: Costus laevis,
Not a valid species - obsolete synonym. Placed in synonomy with C. laevis by Paul Maas in 1972.
Specimen at historical botanical collections in the Swedish Museum of Natural History.
Specimen at NYBG Herbarium -http://sweetgum.nybg.org/vh/specimen.php?irn=589711
Name: CostaceaeCostus skutchii C. V. Morton (Isotype) Image: Available Location: Costa Rica. San Jose. Vicinity of El General. Alt. 850 m. Collector: A. F. Skutch 2690Jul 1936 Description: Herb 3 m; flowers red, bracts dull red. Flower. Habitat: Low ground by river. Publication: J. Wash. Acad. Sci. 27: 306. 1937. Other: NY Specimen ID: 320329