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Datasheet for Costus beckii aff. 'Alans Red'

Plant Datasheet for Costus beckii aff. 'Alans Red'

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Costus 'Alans Red' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17852 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red'


Costus 'Alans Red'  - ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17853 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - ligules


Costus 'Alans Red' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17854 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red'


Costus 'Alans Red' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17855 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red'


Costus 'Alans Red' - ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17856 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - ligules


Costus 'Alans Red' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17857 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red'


Costus 'Alans Red' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17858 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red'


Costus 'Alans Red' - flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17859 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - flower


Costus 'Alans Red' - bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17860 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - bracts


Costus 'Alans Red' - bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17861 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - bracteole and calyx


Costus 'Alans Red' - calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17862 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - calyx


Costus 'Alans Red' - corolla - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17863 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - corolla


Costus 'Alans Red' - stamen and labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17864 Accession# R3280
Costus 'Alans Red' - stamen and labellum



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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