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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7375

Costus ubangiensis


OLD NAME: Costus ubangiensis

NEW NAME: Costus ubangiensis

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STATUS : synonym

CONTINENT: African

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This African species is placed in synonymy with Costus phyllocephalus (PID3757) 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)

I have never seen photos. Known from only 2-3 specimens from Centr. Afr. Rep., one without locality (and perhaps Chevalier 11010, Centr. Afr. Rep. or Congo-Brazzaville). Probably also in S Cameroon.

The African Plant Database lists this species as accepted. Herb with leafy stems to 1 m tall, 1 cm Ecology : Forest with Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, and occasionally mixed species terra firma forest. Known from only 2-3 specimens from Centr. Afr. Rep., one without locality (and perhaps Chevalier 11010, Centr. Afr. Rep. or Congo-Brazzaville). Probably also in S Cameroon.
Flora of Spanish Guinea - lists this as a species, C. ubangiensis Gagnepain, Afrotropical.

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