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Datasheet for Costus comosus var. bakeri

Plant Datasheet for Costus comosus var. bakeri

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Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja.  Bract colors were variable from mostly green to red. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15587 Accession# R0
Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja. Bract colors were variable from mostly green to red.


Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15588 Accession# R0
Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja.


Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15589 Accession# R0
Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja.


Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja.  Note this plant was found with new growth extendind from the axis of the inflorescence, very much like the one in my garden from Costa Rica. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15590 Accession# R0
Costus comosus var. bakeri - the form found in Chiapas, Mexico known locally as CaƱa del Cristo Roja. Note this plant was found with new growth extendind from the axis of the inflorescence, very much like the one in my garden from Costa Rica.


Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia.  Photo by Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15751 Accession# R3233
Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo by Bruce Dunstan


Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia.  Photo by Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15752 Accession# R3233
Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo by Bruce Dunstan


Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia.  Photo by Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15753 Accession# R3233
Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo by Bruce Dunstan


Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia.  Photo by Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15754 Accession# R3233
Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo by Bruce Dunstan


Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia.  Photo by Bruce Dunstan - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15755 Accession# R3233
Costus comosus from Cisneros, Antioquia, Colombia. Photo by Bruce Dunstan


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15823 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15824 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15825 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15826 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15827 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15828 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15829 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15830 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15831 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15832 Accession# R3313
Costus comosus var. bakeri from Finca Irlanda - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15833 Accession# R3315
Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15834 Accession# R3315
Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15835 Accession# R3315
Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico


Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15836 Accession# R3315
Costus comosus var. bakeri along road to Marenco - Chiapas, Mexico


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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus comosus var. bakeri
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus comosus (Jacq.) Roscoe
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This variety of Costus comosus was originally described and named as Costus bakeri Schumann, but Paul Maas in 1972 merged it into Costus comosus and ascribed the variety bakeri. The distribution is primarily the Pacific coastal areas in southern Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador. It occurs as noted by Maas on the wooded slopes of volcanos between 600 and 1300 meters.

The plant commonly sold in the USA and displayed in many botanical gardens as "Costus barbatus" has been determined to be Costus comosus - not barbatus, and it fits best as var. bakeri. The common cultivated plant incorrectly known as "Costus barbatus" can be found on a separate page atPID 7586.

This page includes photos of the wild plant from Chiapas, Mexico that is consistent with the type specimen of the former Costus bakeri. A thumbnail page showing photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/Comosus_Chiapas

I am also including on this page a Colombian form that seems to be consistent with var. bakeri.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3313 and R3315 were collected in Chiapas, Mexico where the plant is known as the CaƱa Roja del Cristo, and the plants in these locations have been determined by Paul Maas to be var. bakeri in all the collection records but I have not independently verified that. They have narrow bract appendages and look nothing at all like the horticulture C. barbatus.

R3233 was collected in Colombia, in Antioquia near the town of Cisneros. The upper side of the leaves on this plant is somewhat scabrous, but I have only seen photos and do not know the texture of the bract appendages. It has wide bracts and an appearance the closest to any other plants found in habitat to the horticultural plant known as C. barbatus.

OBSERVATION NOTES:

Finca Irlanda, Chiapas., Mexico, Latitude 15.1738, Longitude -92.336, at 1000 meters elevation.

Road to Morelos, Chiapas, Mexico, Latitude 15.22, Longitude -92.44, at meters elevation.

Finca Chiripa, Isla de Aventura, Chiapas, Mexico, Latitude 15.16584, Longitude -92.30666, at meters elevation.


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