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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus lima var. wedelianus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus lima K.Schum.
Listed on the International Plant Names Index at http://www.ipni.org/ - author listed as Woodson In his 1972 monograph, Paul Maas puts this variety into synonymy with var. lima.
Specimen at NYBG Herbarium - Costus lima K. Schum. var. wedeliana Woodson (Isotype) Location: Panama. Bocas del Toro. RÃo Cricamola, between Finca St. Louis and Konkintoe. Alt. 10 - 50 m. Collector: R. E. Woodson, Jr. 1926 with P. H. Allen & R. J. Seibert 12 Aug 1938-16 Aug 1938 Description: Canes 2-3 m; bracts pink or flesh color; calyx pink; corolla yellowish pink; tip of staminode orange.