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Datasheet for Costus scaber Central American forms

Plant Datasheet for Costus scaber Central American forms

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Costus scaber from collections on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11622 Accession# R0
Costus scaber from collections on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber from collections on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11623 Accession# R0
Costus scaber from collections on Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Eva Schembera spots another - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11630 Accession# R0
Costus scaber on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Eva Schembera spots another


Costus scaber on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11631 Accession# R0
Costus scaber on trail near Mogos, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11632 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Puerto Jimenez, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica From a lower altitude, similar bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11640 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica From a lower altitude, similar bracts


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11641 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11642 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11643 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11644 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica flower


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica inflorescense - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11645 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica inflorescense


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica inflorescense - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11646 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica inflorescense


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11647 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11648 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11649 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx


Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11650 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Barrigones, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx


Costus scaber near Rio Piro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11651 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Piro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near Rio Piro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica long truncate ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11652 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Piro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica long truncate ligule


Costus scaber near Rio Piro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11653 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near Rio Piro, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber  at La Cangreja, Costa Rica Costus identified by MINAE as C. scaber, near camping ground - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12491 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at La Cangreja, Costa Rica Costus identified by MINAE as C. scaber, near camping ground


Costus scaber  at La Cangreja, Costa Rica Costus identified by MINAE as C. scaber, near camping ground - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12492 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at La Cangreja, Costa Rica Costus identified by MINAE as C. scaber, near camping ground


Costus scaber at Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17022 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17023 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17024 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus scaber from Cerro Nara, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17025 Accession# R0
Costus scaber from Cerro Nara, Costa Rica


Costus scaber from Rara Avis, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17026 Accession# R0
Costus scaber from Rara Avis, Costa Rica


Costus scaber from Rio Guanche, Panama - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17027 Accession# R0
Costus scaber from Rio Guanche, Panama


Costus scaber from Rio Guanche, Panama - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17028 Accession# R0
Costus scaber from Rio Guanche, Panama


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17029 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17030 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17031 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17032 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17033 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17034 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17035 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17036 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17037 Accession# R0
Costus scaber near PN Tenorio, Costa Rica


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica flower - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12476 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica flower - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12477 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica bracts - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12478 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica bracts - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica bracts - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12479 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica bracts - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica flower - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12480 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica flower - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12481 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica corolla lobes - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12482 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica corolla lobes - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica corolla lobes - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12483 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica corolla lobes - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica stamen and labellum - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12484 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica stamen and labellum - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica stamen and labellum - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12485 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica stamen and labellum - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica stamen and labellum - plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12486 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica stamen and labellum - plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12487 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12488 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica small red bracted Costus from trail above Cerro Nara lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12489 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber  Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica plant from behind lodge - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12490 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara form at Cerro Nara, Costa Rica plant from behind lodge


Costus scaber Cerro Nara - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17117 Accession# R2971
Costus scaber Cerro Nara


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17215 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17216 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17217 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17218 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17219 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17220 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17221 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17222 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica


Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17223 Accession# R3294
Costus scaber at Monteverde, Costa Rica



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus scaber Central American forms
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This page is for photos of some Central American forms of Costus scaber. The main webpage for the species Costus scaber is at PID 3607

R2971 - I have seen this plant several places in Costa Rica and I believe it is a form of Costus scaber that is different from the form commonly found in horticulture (under the incorrect name of Costus spicatus). The plant was about 2 meters tall with straight stems about 1 cm in diameter at the base. The ligules were .8 cm long, truncate and had fibers at the margins. The leaves mid way up were 22 cm long by 8 cm wide and glabrous except for a single line of minute hairs along the midrib on the upper side (characteristic of C. scaber). The bracts were red, minutely puberulous, 2.8 cm by 3.8 cm. Bracteoles red, minutely pub., 1.3 cm by .3 cm (long and narrrow) and the normal boat shaped. The calyx was also red, min. pub., .6 cm long by .8 cm wide (short and wide). The Corolla lobes were red-orange, 3 cm long by 1 cm wide and glabrous. The stamen was red-orange at the base and clear yellow at the apex, 2.5 cm long by .8 cm wide. The labellum was also red orange and yellow at apex, 2.5 cm long by 1.3 cm wide. The stigma was shallowly lobed.

R3294 - Form of the species that is common at high altitudes in the Tilaran mountains of Costa Rica. It was found growing at Monteverde near the Continental Divide between 1500 and 1700 meters.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R2971 from Costa Rica, Cerro Nara near Quepos. This collection has been vouchered at the UC Berkeley, Jepsen Herbarium, UC2045817.

R3294 from Costa Rica, Monteverde


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