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Datasheet for Costus laevis aff. laevis 'Lemon Chiffon'

Plant Datasheet for Costus laevis aff. laevis 'Lemon Chiffon'

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Costus  'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74S1675 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12817 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74S1675


Costus  'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74S1675 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12818 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74S1675


Costus  'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74S1675 ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12819 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74S1675 ligules


Costus  'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74S1675 bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12820 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74S1675 bracts


Costus  'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74S1675 bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12821 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74S1675 bracts


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15944 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15945 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15946 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15947 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15948 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15949 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15950 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15951 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'


Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15952 Accession# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus laevis aff. laevis 'Lemon Chiffon'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This Costus is from Waimea Arboretum Hawaii, grown from seed collected back in 1974 by the famous plant explorer Tim Plowman. The collection location indicated in Waimea records was Colombia, El Valle, Boqueron and environs, new road from Cali to Buenaventura at 150 m. This would place it deep in the Chocó, but the Boqueron I could find on Google is at higher elevation and NOT on the road to Buenaventura, so I am not sure exactly where it was collected.

This is an undescribed species, closest to Costus laevis with some similarities to Costus 'El Gato'. The plant grows to about 3 meters, all vegetative parts glabrous, truncate ligule 6-8 mm long, petiole 10 mm. Cherry red bracts, bracteole to 18 mm, calyx 10 mm. Broad, spreading flower, creamy yellow corolla with pale yellow labellum 8 cm wide when spread. Pink throat with lemon yellow stripe. Stamen pink with deeply incised apex and 22 mm from theacae to apex. A thumbnail page showing photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/R3009

Cultivar Registry Photo at http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_LemonChiffon.jpg

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3009 - Costus 'Lemon Chiffon' from Colombia via Waimea Arboretum


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