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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 6083

Costus adolphi-friderici

OLD NAME: Costus adolphi-friderici

NEW NAME: Costus adolphi-friderici


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus adolphi-friderici Loes.

STATUS : insufficiently known


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This African species is listed as an "insufficiently known name" 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,

This is listed as a valid species on The Plant List: "The record derives from WCSP which reports it as an accepted name (record 234552?) with original publication details: Wiss. Erg. Deut. Zentr.-Afr. Exped., Bot. 2: 66 1910." It is listed on a website at in the Flora of Central Africa as a plant found in the DR Congo, Rwanda and Burundi Zaire in Africa.

The African Plant Database lists this species as a synonym of Costus dubius.


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