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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus gabonensis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus gabonensis Koechlin
This African species is recognized 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)
The African Plant Database lists this species as an accepted species. Biology : Perennial robust herb with leafy shoots 1-2 m tall; leaf blade subsessile Ecology : Ecology unknown; 350-700 m alt.