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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus bicolor
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus bicolor J.Braun & K.Schum.
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)
This is believed to be a valid African species of Costus first described in 1889. The type is from Cameroun. It was described as follows in Flora of Tropical Africa, Vol 7, page 293 (1898) Author: (By J. G. BAKER.)
The African Plant Database lists this species as uncertain status.
The African Plant Database lists this species as having uncertain status. Ecology : Cameroon, Muha near Malimba: flooded places along river, epiphyte on thick tree (Braun 91); on mountain top near Bangwa station; 1400-1500 m alt.