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Datasheet for Costus foliaceus

Plant Datasheet for Costus foliaceus

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BOTANICAL NAME: Costus foliaceus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus foliaceus Lock & A.D.Poulsen
STATUS :synonym

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,

Newly described African Costus species in 1997 in the Kew Bulletin, Vol. 52 (3). This is a tall, terminal flowering Costus (one flower per bract) from Uganda. Lower bracts are appendaged. Flowers are white with yellow center.

The African Plant Database lists this species.

Listed on the International Plant Names Index at - author listed as J.M.Lock & A.D.Poulsen.

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