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Datasheet for Costus pulcherrimus

Plant Datasheet for Costus pulcherrimus

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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus pulcherrimus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus pulcherrimus A. Chev.
STATUS :
CONTINENT: African and Neotrop
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is believed not to be a valid species of Costus. It is confused by the fact that there is a listing for another Costus pulcherrimus Kuntze from Bolivia with the holotype at NYBG as below. Costus pulcherrimus Kuntze is listed by Maas as a synonym of Costus laevis, so neither are currently valid.

The African Plant Database lists this species as rejected, is synonym of : Costus deistelii K. Schum.

Listed on the International Plant Names Index at http://www.ipni.org/ - author listed as A.Cheval. -Kuntze

Specimen at NYBG Herbarium - http://www.nybg.org/bsci/hcol/vasc/Costaceae.html

Image: Available at http://image.nybg.org/herbim/0611/Name: CostaceaeCostus pulcherrimus Kuntze (Holotype) Image: Available Location: Bolivia. Río Juntas. Alt. 1600 m. Collector: C. E. O. Kuntze13 Apr 1892-20 Apr 1892 Description: Fertile. Habitat: Publication: Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 301. Other: NY Specimen ID: 320347Ex Herbarium: KuntzeSpecimen notes: 1 of 2, see NY bar-code 320348. Name: CostaceaeCostus pulcherrimus Kuntze (Holotype) Image: Available Location: Bolivia. Río Juntas. Alt. 1600 m. Collector: C. E. O. Kuntze13 Apr 1892-20 Apr 1892 Description: Fertile. Habitat: Publication: Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 301. Other: NY Specimen ID: 320348Ex Herbarium: KuntzeSpecimen notes: 2 of 2, see NY bar-code 320347.


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