Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7060
OLD NAME: Tapeinochilos brassii
NEW NAME: Tapeinochilos brassii
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FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Tapeinochilos brassii Gideon
STATUS : accepted
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Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a basal flowering species. Bracts not woody, coriaceous. Bracts recurved, broader than 17 mm. Anterior calyx lobe developed, bracts entirely glabrous. Inflorescence scape short, < 10 cm long; abaxial leaf surface puberulous, very rarely glabrous, inflorescence mostly < 7 cm in diameter, only known from Papua and Papuan Islands.
Specimen at NYBG Herbarium - http://scisun.nybg.org:8890/searchdb/owa/wwwcatalog.detail_list
Name: Costaceae Tapeinocheilos brassii Gideon (Isotype) Ined.
Image: Available at http://image.nybg.org/herbim/0611/v-61.1-00038206big.jpg
Location: Papua New Guinea. Central. Dieni, Ononge Road. Alt. 500 m.
Collector: L. J. Brass 3874 Apr 28,1933- Archibald Expedition, Flora of Papua
Description: Much branched shrub 2-2.5 m; several stems in a clump; stem 4 times branched; very hard stiff shiny red bracts & yellow fleshy fruits. Fertile. Common.
Habitat: Open places in rain forest.
Other: NY Specimen ID: 38206 Comments: O. G. Gideon, 1994. - identified as a new species and named it after the collector, L. J. Brass.
Listed at El Arish Tropical Exotics in Australia
"Bottom flowering Tapeinochilos with attractive bamboo like stems. The inflorescence are similar in coloring to T. pubescens but are smaller more rounded and more prolific."
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