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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 5229

Costus fortalezae

OLD NAME: Costus fortalezae

NEW NAME: Costus fortalezae

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Ernst Ule collection, insufficiently known species.

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus fortalezae K.Schum.

STATUS : insufficiently known

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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Not known whether This is an accepted species.

This is listed by Paul Maas as an insufficiently known species. Holotype:- specimen in Berlin was destroyed, was collected in 1901 by E. Ule in Fortaleza, lower Rio Jurua, Acre, Brazil. No description in Maas monograph.

In 2019 I was in the region of this Ule expedition and looked for something that might be this species but I did not find it. I was unable to determine which place named "Fortaleza" this might be referring to as there are several in Brazil. There are notes on the specimen photograph where someone compared it against Costus juruanus noting a difference in the shape and length of the ligules.


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