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Datasheet for Costus beckii aff. 'Alans Red'

Plant Datasheet for Costus beckii aff. 'Alans Red'


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Photo# 17852 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17853 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17854 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17855 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17856 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17857 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17858 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17859 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17860 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17861 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17862 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17863 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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Photo# 17864 Specimen# R3280
Costus beckii 'Alan's Red'
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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus beckii aff. 'Alans Red'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Costus 'Alan's Red' is a cultivar introduced by the late Mark Collins. His son Colton Collins said they do not have any further information about the origin, but it is likely that this plant was collected during a trip to Peru. This plant has long triangular ligules, bracts, bracteoles, calyx, corolla, stamen and labellum - all similar to those of the Costus "aff. beckii form 1" that I saw along the road above Atalaya, Peru (seePID #4871). That plant was seen with both terminal and basal inflorescences.

Costus 'Alan's Red' is consistent with Maas' description of Costus beckii and with my Atalaya form 1 plant in every respect except that my plant of 'Alan's Red' in cultivation has not produced a basal inflorescence - only a terminal inflorescence. Colton Collins on his website for Plant Group Hawaii, Inc., indicated this flowers both terminal and basal. The bracts, bracteole, calyx and even the corolla lobes are densely hairy.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3280 - Rhizome purchased from Plant Group Hawaii in July 2013, first flowered in October 2014.


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