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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7406

Costus 'Orange Conch'

OLD NAME: Costus 'Orange Conch'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Orange Conch'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Probable form of Costus scaber


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This is believed to be a Mark Collins collection. It is listed by his son Colton Collins on the Plant Group Hawaii, Costus collectors list at

PUBLISHED: December 2019, Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 25, No. 4 DESCRIPTION: Plant grows to about 2 1/2 meters tall. Stems, ligules, and leaves glabrous except for a single line of hairs along the upper midrib as is typical of Costus scaber. Inflorescence forming a cone of red-orange, non-appendaged bracts, with light green nectar callus. Flowers abaxially oriented, orange at the base turning yellow at the apex. Stamen just slightly exceeding the labellum as in C. scaber.


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