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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus schlechteri
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus schlechteri H.J.P.Winkl.
This African species is listed as an "insufficiently known name" 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)
The African Plant Database lists this species as accepted. Biology : Semi-woody herb to 1,8-2 m tall with leafy shoots 1-1,2 cm Ecology : Rain-forest.