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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7411

Costus 'Belize Yellow'

OLD NAME: Costus 'Belize Yellow'

NEW NAME: Costus 'Belize Yellow'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Possibly form of C. scaber from Belize


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This is a Mark Collins cultivar, now listed by his son Colton Collins. The spelling of Belize has varied, but is assumed that it was intended to be spelled like the country Belize. Flower shape and color indicates a Costus scaber type flower. Plant grows to about 2 meters tall. Stems and ligules glabrous. Leaves upper side glabrous except for a single line of hairs along the upper midrib as is typical of Costus scaber. Leaves undersides pubescent and often with a purplish tint especially in younger leaves. Inflorescence forming a cone of yellow, non-appendaged bracts, with dark nectar callus. Flowers abaxially oriented, red-orange with stamen just slightly exceeding the labellum as in C. scaber.

R3004 - plant received from Jackie Petrov who received from Mark Collins prior to 2004. This plant seems to be quite cold hardy and has been used for several hybrids.

ACCESSIONS:Click links (if any) to see details of individual collections. R3004- R3166- R3511-

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