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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4611

Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus


OLD NAME: Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus

NEW NAME: Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus

NAME CHANGE NOTES:

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus (Ducke) C.D. Specht & D.W. Stev.

STATUS : accepted

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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SYNONYMS:
- Costus phlociflorus Rusby (1902)

BOTANICAL NOTES:
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus differs from subsp. lanceolatus by having a "subcapitate" inflorescence, meaning that the inflorescence is somewhat head-like, appearing more flat topped than the subsp. lanceolatus which has an elongated inflorescence with bracts progressively extending higher in the inflorescence. I have seen photos of a plant I believe to be subsp. pulchriflorus on the internet at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandma-shirley/5874278239/in/photostream/. They were taken at Carajas in Para state in Brazil. The plants I saw and photographed in the Alta Floresta area and at Cristalino in Mato Grosso state are of subspecies lanceolatus not subspecies pulchriflorus as indicated on the Kew Gardens website.

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Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus, photo from Maas, Bhiki 1239 DSC03527 - Click to see full sized image
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Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. pulchriflorus, photo from Maas, Bhiki 1239 DSC03527