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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus pistiifolius
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
SYNONYMS: Caldalvena pistiaefolia,
This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus spectabilis (PID3608) 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 rejected, is synonym of : Costus spectabilis (Fenzl) K. Schum