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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus sp. -Smithsonian90-016
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Costus sp. in collection at Smithsonian Greenhouse #90-016, red bracts, pink inflorescence, very long (ca 40mm+) ligules. Probably C. spiralis, received cuttings for comparison.
Tom Wood says this is not C. spiralis.