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Datasheet for Costus sp. -Red Appendaged Bracts, Hitoy-Cerere

Plant Datasheet for Costus sp. -Red Appendaged Bracts, Hitoy-Cerere

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Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17014 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17015 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17016 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17017 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17018 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17019 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17020 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.


Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica.  Possibly brought in and cultivated there. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17021 Accession# R0
Costus sp. at Hitoy Cerere, Costa Rica. Possibly brought in and cultivated there.



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus sp. -Red Appendaged Bracts, Hitoy-Cerere
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Costus sp. growing behind ranger station at Hitoy-Cerere Biological Reserve, Costa Rica - Red appendaged bracts, flowers not seen. Upper side of leaves scabrid, lower side velutinous, ligule truncate Ca 1 cm long, hairs on all parts. Could not examine plant parts.

This plant is a bit of a mystery, but after looking again at these photos, I now believe this may have been Costus comosus, in the form cultivated in the US under the incorrect name of Costus barbatus. Only the one plant, directly behind the ranger station was found, so it could have been brought there.


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