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Datasheet for Costus litteralis

Plant Datasheet for Costus litteralis

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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus litteralis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :synonym
CONTINENT: African
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus dubius (PID3597) 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 rejected as a syn. Of C. afer.

W3Tropicos - http://mobot.mobot.org/W3T/Search/pick.html - costus littoralis K. Schum.

Schumann describes this species and places in subgenus Eucostus - Das Pflanzenreich IV, 1904.

Flora of Spanish Guinea - no description, local name Selama-Mien


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