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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7372

Costus macranthus


OLD NAME: Costus macranthus

NEW NAME: Costus macranthus

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FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus macranthus K.Schum.

STATUS : accepted

CONTINENT: African

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BOTANICAL NOTES:
This African species is recognized 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 to c. 20 cm tall; leafy stems borne laterally on the rhizome Ecology : Deciduous woodland; open bush; wooded grassland; often on rocky hillsides; in sandy soil; 250-1700 m alt.

This species is said to be very similar to Costus spectabilis, but the flower parts are larger and are produced before or during the leaves.

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