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Datasheet for Costus curvibracteatus 'Pocosol'

Plant Datasheet for Costus curvibracteatus 'Pocosol'

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Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - lobed ligule with hairs - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17705 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - lobed ligule with hairs


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17706 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17707 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro, note long lobed ligules compared against type of C. curvibracteatus at Tapantí - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17708 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro, note long lobed ligules compared against type of C. curvibracteatus at Tapantí


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17709 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17710 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - plicate leaves - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17711 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - plicate leaves


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17712 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17713 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17714 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17715 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17716 Accession# R0
Costus curvibracteatus at Socorro


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15106 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15107 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15108 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15109 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15110 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15111 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15112 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15113 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15114 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15115 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15116 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15117 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15118 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15119 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15120 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15121 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15122 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15123 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15124 Accession# R3032
Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


corolla lobes - Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15125 Accession# R3032
corolla lobes - Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


stamen - Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15126 Accession# R3032
stamen - Costus aff. curvibracteatus form from Pocosol, Costa Rica


Costus 'Pocosol' cultivar registry photo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17841 Accession# R3032
Costus 'Pocosol' cultivar registry photo



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus curvibracteatus 'Pocosol'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
In 2006 I was in the Tilaran Mountains on the eastern slopes (opposite Monteverde) at a research station called Pocosol. There is a plant there that has affinity to C. curvibracteatus but is quite different looking. It is much shorter growing to about 3 feet (1 meter) at maturity and has mostly red bracts with just a hint of orange. The flowers are yellow and tubular but longer and protruding from the bracts more so than the type of C. curvibracteatus from the Talamanca Mountains to the south. It has a slightly longer, lobed ligule and somewhat shorter calyx (9 mm) and bracteole (15 mm). This form was formally registered with a cultivar name 'Pocosol'.

Cultivar Description: Much shorter than the common form of C. curvibracteatus, with lobed ligules, red bracts, yellow tubular flowers that far exceed the bracts. Plant grows to about 1 meter high, vegetative parts are glabrous, ligule lobed, about 1 cm. Bracts are nearly solid red with a faint nectar callus line in red-orange. Flowers are 5 cm long and extend well beyond the bracts with yellow corolla lobes and labellum. Stamen is red tipped. http://www.heliconia.org/_p/prd14/2213010901/product/costus-aff.-curvibracteatus-'pocosol'

Cultivar Registry Photo at http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_Pocosol.jpg

In July 2016 I visited the Alberque Socorro in the Parque Nacionál Braulio Carrillo, and found a similar looking form growing in that area. The bracts are mostly red (lacking the distinct yellow apex as at the type locality) and the ligules are lobed and longer than those found at the type locality. The yellow flowers are aslo longer and more conspicuous.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3032 from Pocosol did not survive here but is growing (at last check) in John Mood's garden. R3370, from Cord. Central, did not survive.


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