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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 6098

Costus dussii

OLD NAME: Costus dussii

NEW NAME: Costus dussii



STATUS : synonym


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This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus lucanusianus (PID3436) 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,

Listed on the International Plant Names Index at - author listed as K.Schum.

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

Specimen at NYBG Herbarium -

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collected by Pere Duss, Herbier de la Martinique, 1880. Maas examined specimen in 1967 and identified as Costus lucanusianus var. lucanusianus.Name: CostaceaeCostus dussii K. Schum. (Lectotype) Image: Available Location: Martinique. Hauteurs du Carbet, Fonds Saint-Denis. Collector: A. Duss 2109b1880 Description: Herbe vicance, haute de 1 m. 20 - 2 m. 10. Fertile. Habitat: Publication: Pflanzenr. (Engler). 4, Fam. 46: 402. 1904. Verified: P. J. M. Maas. 1967. Other: NY Specimen ID: 73335


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