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Datasheet for Chamaecostus fragilis

Plant Datasheet for Chamaecostus fragilis

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BOTANICAL NAME: Chamaecostus fragilis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecostus fragilis (Maas) C.Specht & D.W.Stev.
STATUS :Accepted
CONTINENT: Neotropical
Costus fragilis Maas (1972),

I have not seen this species cultivated or in habitat nor any photos or collection data other than the type collection. It is only known from the type location - Cachoeira da Montanha, Rio Tapajos, Amazonas-Para, Brazil. When Maas described it he did not have a well preserved flower and the flower color is not known.

December 2013 issue of the Heliconia Society International Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4

Thiago Andre published results of phylogeny of Chamaecostus. This species was basal to the group along with C. congestiflorus.

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