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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Cheilocostus sopuensis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cheilocostus sopuensis (Maas & H.Maas) C.Specht
SYNONYMS: Costus sopuensis,
I have not seen this species or any photos of it. It was newly described and published in 1983 as noted below:
Listed on the International Plant Names Index at http://www.ipni.org/ - author listed as P.J.M. & H.Maas - Notes from the Royal Botanical Garden Edinburgh 41: 325. 1983. Type from Sulawesi, Sopu valley, c. 80 km. SSE of Palu. There is a brief description of the species at the Botanical Description link above.