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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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Photo# 12817 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 12818 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 12819 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 12820 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 12821 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15944 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15945 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15946 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15947 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15948 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15949 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15950 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15951 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle


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Photo# 15952 Specimen# R3009
Costus 'Lemon Chiffon'
From cultivated, #74S1675, origin Colombia, El Valle



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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