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Datasheet for Costus scaber Osa thin stem form

Plant Datasheet for Costus scaber Osa thin stem form

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Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica More of the thin stemmed form - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11614 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica More of the thin stemmed form


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Acuminate leaf apex - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11615 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Acuminate leaf apex


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Long lobed ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11616 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Long lobed ligules


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Acuminate leaf apex - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11617 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Acuminate leaf apex


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11618 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11619 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11620 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Rancho Quemado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form from collections on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Comparison of Rio Barrigones lowlands plant with Ranch Quemado area higher altitude, thin stemmed plants - both believed to be - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11621 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form from collections on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Comparison of Rio Barrigones lowlands plant with Ranch Quemado area higher altitude, thin stemmed plants - both believed to be


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Short plant, thin stems - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11624 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Short plant, thin stems


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Note long lobed ligules, thin stems - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11625 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Note long lobed ligules, thin stems


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Acuminate apex - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11626 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Acuminate apex


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11627 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Very thin, twisting stems - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11628 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Very thin, twisting stems


Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica On the same trail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11629 Accession# R0
Costus scaber aff. thin stemmed form on trail near Drake, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica On the same trail


Costus scaber on trail near La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica short plant (not in bloom), acuminate apex, possibly is thin stemmed form. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11636 Accession# R0
Costus scaber on trail near La Gamba Biological Research Station, Costa Rica short plant (not in bloom), acuminate apex, possibly is thin stemmed form.


Costus scaber  at Cerro Cangreja, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12473 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Cerro Cangreja, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge


Costus scaber  at Cerro Cangreja, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12474 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Cerro Cangreja, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge


Costus scaber  at Cerro Cangreja, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12475 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Cerro Cangreja, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Cerro Brujo trail near Rancho Quemado - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16995 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Cerro Brujo trail near Rancho Quemado


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Cerro Brujo trail near Rancho Quemado - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16996 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Cerro Brujo trail near Rancho Quemado


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Cerro Brujo trail near Rancho Quemado - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16997 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Cerro Brujo trail near Rancho Quemado


Costus aff. scaber, comparison of lowland form with thin stemmed highland form - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16998 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, comparison of lowland form with thin stemmed highland form


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, trail along road to Drake - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16999 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, trail along road to Drake


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, trail along road to Drake - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17000 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, trail along road to Drake


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, trail along road to Drake - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17001 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, trail along road to Drake


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Fila Trail, La Gamba - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17002 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Fila Trail, La Gamba


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Fila Trail, La Gamba - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17003 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Fila Trail, La Gamba


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17004 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17005 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17006 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17007 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17008 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17009 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17010 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17011 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17012 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area


Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17013 Accession# R0
Costus aff. scaber, Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula, Los Planes area



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus scaber Osa thin stem form
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This page is for photos of a thin stemmed form of Costus scaber that I have seen on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. The main webpage for the species Costus scaber is at PID 3607

During trips to Costa Rica I have seen a plant several places that I believe to be yet another form of Costus scaber or an undescribed new species. It is usually found on ridges along trails and is vegetatively distinctive by having very thin stems and a tight spiraling form, much shorter than other forms I have seen of C. scaber, usually 1 meter tall or less. The ligules are long and deeply lobed and the petioles are long and often twisted. The apex to the leaves are very long acuminate and twisted somewhat like Costus wilsonii. The inflorescences are red and somewhat more fusiform (pointed apex) than the normal Costus scaber forms I have seen. I have not seen enough of the flowers to clearly describe them, but they are generally consistent with C. scaber.

It has been seen at the following places: The fila trail in Parque Nacional Piedras Blancas near La Gamba, the trail to the top of La Cangreja, the trail to the top of Cerro Nara near Quepos, several ridge trails near Rancho Quemado and in the Los Planes area near Drake.

In my 2013 trip to Costa Rica in the Drake area of the Osa Peninsula this plant (or something very similar) was found to be fairly common in the Los Planes area. It had a standard looking Costus scaber flower but sometimes flowering on a separate, nearly leafless stem instead of terminal on the main leafy stem.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3297 - from Costa Rica, Osa Peninsula near Los Planes at 150 meters.


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