Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7404
Costus vargasii 'Raspberry Yogurt'
OLD NAME: Costus vargasii 'Raspberry Yogurt'
NEW NAME: Costus vargasii 'Raspberry Yogurt'
NAME CHANGE NOTES: Cultivared form of Costus vargasii
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STATUS : registered cultivar
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July 2013 Facebook discussion on the group Planet Heliconia/Ginger: Bruce Dunstan reported that the plant that is called 'Raspberry Yogurt' was collected by Mark Collins and Alan Carle before 2000 along the Quincemil- Puerto Maldonado road. If so, that would mean that there is a wider distribution of that form of C. vargasii than I had previously assumed. See alsoPID# 3758 which contains a discussion of this.
Several times I have seen the 'Raspberry Yogurt' plant flowering terminally on a leafy stem instead of flowering at the base as is more normal.
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