Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7396
OLD NAME: Cheilocostus oblongus
NEW NAME: Hellenia oblonga
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STATUS : accepted
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This species is described in the Flora of China. I do not have any other information on it.
Costus oblongus S. Q. Tong, Acta Phytotax. Sin. 27: 291. 1989.
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Stems 1.8â€“3 m. Leaf sheaths green, apex densely white pubescent and white long ciliate; leaf blade subsessile, elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, 18â€“33 Ã— 6â€“14 cm, adaxially glabrous, abaxially densely villous, base rounded or cuneate, apex acumi-nate. Inflorescences terminal, ovoid or broadly so, 4â€“13 Ã— 3â€“9 cm; bracts bright red, oblong, 2.8â€“4 Ã— 1.2â€“1.6 cm, densely vill-ous, apex breaking into fibers when old; bracteoles pink, nar-rowly oblong, plicate, ca. 3.2 cm. Calyx pink, ca. 2 cm, densely pubescent, apex 3-toothed; teeth acute and ciliate at apex. Co-rolla tube white, ca. 1 cm; lobes subequal, central one elliptic, ca. 4.5 Ã— 2.2 cm, apex red spotted. Labellum white, trumpet-shaped, 5â€“6 cm in diam., margin crisped. Stamen elliptic, ca. 4.5 Ã— 1.5 cm; anther narrowly elliptic, inserted distally on sta-men. Ovary red, densely white hairy. Fl. Aug.â€¢ Forest margins; ca. 1200 m. S Xizang, W Yunnan.
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