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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus dewevrei
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand
This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus phyllocephalus (PID3757) in Paul Maas' monograph on African Costaceae, published on 16 December 2016. (Monograph of African Costaceae, H. Maas-van de Kamer, P.J.M. Maas, J.J. Wieringa, C.D. Specht, Blumea 61, 2016: 280 - 318, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nhn/blumea/2016/00000061/00000003/art00010)
Costus described in 1889. It was included in J. Koechlin's Flore du Gabon (1964) and also in his Flore du Cameroun (1965). Described as growing to 3 meters tall, short petioles, linear leaves (25-30 cm long by 5-8 cm wide) with long acuminate apex, stem and ligule densely pubescent up to 40 mm long. Inflorescence terminal, bracts with green foliaceous appendages, pink flowers.
The type from Belgium Congo (Central African Republic), also in Gabon and probably in Cameroun. 14 GBIF records for this species, all in Gabon.
The African Plant Database lists this species as accepted, ecology unknown.