Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4618
OLD NAME: Cheilocostus lacerus
NEW NAME: Hellenia lacera
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FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hellenia lacera (Gagnep.) Govaerts (per KEW)
STATUS : accepted
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This species is superficially similar to Cheilocostus speciosus and thus often confused with it. I have had two different specimens of this species. One was received from Baton Rouge where it had been growing for many years in front of a hardware store. The other one was from the Smithsonian collections. Photos on this page are from both collections as indicated. See the Botanical Description page (at the link above) for more details.
Described in Flora of China, Vol. 24 (Flagellariaceae-Marantaceae). Science Press & Missouri Botanical Garden.
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