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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus insularis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
SYNONYMS: Costus afer,
This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus afer (PID3430) 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)
Listed on the International Plant Names Index at http://www.ipni.org/ - author listed as A.Cheval. - According to Koechlin, this is an obsolete syn. For Costus afer.
The African Plant Database lists this species as syn. For C. afer.