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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus nudicaulis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus nudicaulis Baker
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)
Var. pilosa also placed in syn. - Costus nudicaulis Baker var. pilosa Gagnep. (1902b) 19, syn. Nov. â€” Type:Lecomte B25 (holo P), Congo Brazzaville, â€˜Nounziâ€™, Oct. 1893.
The African Plant Database lists this species accepted, Epiphytic herb with shoots to c. 30 cm tall covered with tubulous pubescent sheaths. It does not list a var. pilosus.
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