Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 4879
OLD NAME: Costus letestui
NEW NAME: Costus letestui
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STATUS : synonym
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This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus lateriflorus (PID4878) 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)
NOTE: The plant in cultivation under this name has white flowers and does not fit the description of C. lateriflorus with its bright yellow labellum. The plant in cultivation under this name must be another species, to be determined, possibly C. tappenbeckianus.
The African Plant Database lists this species as accepted. Biology : Epiphytic herb; stems pendulouEcology : Forest, epiphyte; 70-1550 m alt.
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