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Datasheet for Costus spiralis var. villosus

Plant Datasheet for Costus spiralis var. villosus


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Photo# 17341 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17342 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17343 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17344 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17345 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17346 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17347 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17348 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17349 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17350 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17351 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17352 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17353 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17354 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama


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Photo# 17355 Specimen# R3218
CURRENTLY: Costus spiralis var. villosus
PROPOSED: Costus spiralis
From Guyana, Iwokrama



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus spiralis var. villosus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus spiralis (Jacq.) var. villosus (Maas)
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Described by P. J. M. Maas in Flora Neotropica. SeePID 2372 for details.

The only Costus spiralis plant I have found the meets the description of this variety is the one I found at Iwokrama in Guyana. There is a canopy walk that has been built there, and in the forest area around the canopy walk I found this plant growing on top of a large boulder. When it flowered in 2014 it was identified as Costus spiralis. The upper sidesof the leaves are glabrous (as in var. spiralis) but the lower sides have a dense mat of short soft hairs, so I assume this should be placed as var. villosus.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3218 from Guyana, has been vouchered at the UC Berkeley, Jepsen Herbarium, UC2045832.

OBSERVATION NOTES:

Canopy Walk, Iwokrama, Guyana, Latitude 4.245, Longitude -58.905, at 95 meters elevation.


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