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Datasheet for Costus 'Tico Tower'

Plant Datasheet for Costus 'Tico Tower'


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Photo# 12946 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12947 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12948 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12949 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12950 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12951 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12952 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12953 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12954 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12955 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12956 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12957 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12958 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12959 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12960 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12961 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 12962 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 15997 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 15998 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 15999 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 16000 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas


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Photo# 16001 Specimen# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'
From Costa Rica, Puntarenas



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'Tico Tower'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Collected, named and introduced by Dave Skinner, found in southern Costa Rica. Published in the Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012. This plant was found on the floodplains of the Rio Rincon on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. It appears to have characters of C. lima except with green bract appendages and longer yellow tubular flowers. The plant grows quite tall, up to 4 meters, with thick hairs on all the vegetative parts. The ligule is short and truncate with a reddish margin. Bracts are red with green, triangular foliaceous appendages that are pendent on the inflorescence. Bracteole is 22 mm long, calyx is 15 mm, corolla and labellum are bright yellow, stamen is red at the apex.

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

ACCESSION NOTES:
This is a natural hybrid found in 2006 on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica on the flood plain of the Rio Rincon. I believe it is a hybrid of Costus lima, possibly with Costus villosissimus.

GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
I found this plant growing in the flood plain of the Rio Rincon on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. It does not fit the description of any known species, but it clearly has some characters of Costus lima and was growing in a lima type habitat. I can only guess that it is a hybrid of C. lima with another species, possibly Costus villosissimus, based on the hairiness and the green appendaged bracts with yellow flowers. It grows quite tall but has a very long flowering period having been in flower all year in my greenhouse.



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