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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus nemotrichus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus nemotrichus K.Schum.
This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus tappenbeckianus (PID3439) 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 but uncertain status. Biology : Epiphyte with leafy shoots to 60 cm long; leaves shortly petiolate, oblong(-lanceolate)