PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus productus var. strigosus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Listed on the International Plant Names Index at http://www.ipni.org/ - author listed as (P.J.M.Maas) P.J.M.Maas. This variety is based only on the differences in the hairs and I have not seen enough examples in nature to justify the varietal separation. The only collection record found in GBIF data was a 1940 collection in Colombia, Putumayo, determined by Dr. Maas as Costus juruanus var. strigosus. SeePID3789 for further information.