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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7387

Costus 'Eskimo Kiss'

OLD NAME: Costus 'Eskimo Kiss'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Eskimo Kiss'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Form of Costus erythrocoryne (cultivar published with incorrect species name erythrocrinus)


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This is NOT a valid species name. I have not found this name ANYWHERE in the botanical literature, and do not know where they found this species name. It appears that this is an error on the Plant Group Hawaii and Stokes Tropicals websites. Cultivar published in the Heliconia Society Quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 19, No. 4, December, 2013.

CULTIVAR DESCRIPTION: Stems, petioles, and undersides of leaves are pubescent. Upper surface of leaves are scabrous. Leafs are ovate, becoming narrowly elliptic with age. Inflorescence is bright red with tight bracts. Flowers are yellow and appear in a spiral. Labellum is red and yellow. Grows 3 to 4 feet.

Mark Collins collection(?), called 'Eskimo Kiss'. It is basal flowering, red non-appendaged bracts, yellow tubular flowers. Sold on his son (Colton Collins) website for Plant Group Hawaii, Inc.,

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