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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus foliaceus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus foliaceus Lock & A.D.Poulsen
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, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nhn/blumea/2016/00000061/00000003/art00010)
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.