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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus dendrophilus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus dendrophilus 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)
The African Plant Database lists this species as uncertain status. Biology : Slender epiphytic perennial herb; leafy stems 40-45 cm tall, erect, glabrous. Ecology : Cameroon, Batanga: in shady forests Taxonomic status uncertain