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Datasheet for Costus claviger (aff. claviger)

Plant Datasheet for Costus claviger (aff. claviger)

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Costus aff. claviger -  Waimea 76S303 - Seed collected by Plowman and Kennedy in Peru, Prov. Tarma, Dept. Junin, Puente Perene above Rio Perene at elevation of 715 m.  Det'd by Ken Nagata at Lyon Arb. in 1984 to be Costus claviger. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15087 Accession# R0
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 76S303 - Seed collected by Plowman and Kennedy in Peru, Prov. Tarma, Dept. Junin, Puente Perene above Rio Perene at elevation of 715 m. Det'd by Ken Nagata at Lyon Arb. in 1984 to be Costus claviger.


Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 76S303 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15088 Accession# R0
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 76S303


Costus aff. claviger -  Lyon (#80.0705?) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15417 Accession# R0
Costus aff. claviger - Lyon (#80.0705?)


Costus aff. claviger -  Lyon (#80.0705?) Same as Waimea #76S303, identified by Ken Nagata as Costus claviger at Lyon in 1984. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15418 Accession# R0
Costus aff. claviger - Lyon (#80.0705?) Same as Waimea #76S303, identified by Ken Nagata as Costus claviger at Lyon in 1984.


Costus aff. claviger - Lyon (#80.0705?) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15419 Accession# R0
Costus aff. claviger - Lyon (#80.0705?)


unidentified Costus aff. amazonicus at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12772 Accession# R3008
unidentified Costus aff. amazonicus at the National Tropical Botanical Garden, Kauai, Hawaii


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12789 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12790 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389


Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12803 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 ligules


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12804 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12805 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 bracts


Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12806 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 bracts


Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12807 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 bracteole and calyx


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12808 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 bracteole


Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12809 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 calyx


Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12810 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 flower


Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 corolla lobes - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12811 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 corolla lobes


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 corolla lobes - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12812 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 corolla lobes


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 stamen - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12813 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 stamen


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 stamen - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12814 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 stamen


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 stamen - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12815 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 stamen


Costus aff. claviger -  from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii  #74P389 labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12816 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - from Peru at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #74P389 labellum


Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15084 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger -  Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15085 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15086 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15089 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger -  Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15090 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger - Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15091 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger -  Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15092 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389


Costus aff. claviger -  Waimea 74P389 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15449 Accession# R3008
Costus aff. claviger - Waimea 74P389



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus claviger (aff. claviger)
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
SEEPID#4047 FOR A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF COSTUS CLAVIGER. THIS PAGE IF FOR THE "C. AFF. CLAVIGER" TERMINAL FLOWERING TYPES AS MENTIONED BY MAAS IN HIS 1977 MONOGRAPH.

In 1977 Paul Maas described a "Costus aff. claviger" from Colombia, Peru and Brazil with terminal inflorescence and red bracts with green appendages. It is distinguished from other similar species by having a short, truncate ligule (2-5 mm long), short leaf petiole (2-3 mm long), leaves 4-6.5 cm wide by 15-25 cm long. The bracts are described as red with green appendages, and the nectar callus "absent or obsolete to 5 mm". The small bract appendages can be either reflexed or ascending, ovate-triangular in shape, 1-1.5 cm wide by 2.5-3 cm long. The bracteoles are 20-24 mm long, calyx 12-16 mm long and 6-8 mm wide. There were few specimens examined by Maas and placed in this group, mostly from Rondónia, Brazil.

I have seen several of the terminal flowering forms pictured on the internet and in botanical gardens in Hawaii, originating from Peru that have been tagged as Costus claviger. I have also seen many plants in the field in southern Ecuador and Peru that seem to fit into this group. It is possible that some of these plants are confused with Costus guanaiensis var. tarmicus, which was originally described from a plant collected near La Merced, in Dept. Junin in Peru. The description of var. tarmicus does not provide much detail to distinguish it other than the indument (or lack thereof) on the leaves. I have planned a trip to La Merced to see exactly what the type of C. guanaiensis var. tarmicus (formerly Costus tarmicus) looks like in order to properly segregate these plants from that variety.

For now I am keeping the following forms as part of this Costus aff. Claviger group:
Manu form (found in southern Peru) -PID 7523
'Marcos Pride' (found in southern Ecuador) -PID 7465

The other forms that I previously had listed as "Costus aff. claviger" I am transfering toPID7605.


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