PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus insularis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
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.