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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus subbiflorus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus subbiflorus K.Schum.
This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus afer (PID3430) 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 : Perennial herb with erect leafy stems 2-5 m tall; leaves elliptic Ecology : Riverine forest; evergreen forest; 40-1070 m alt.