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Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Raynor Araya found this - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12946 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica Raynor Araya found this


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12947 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12948 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12949 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12950 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12951 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12952 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12953 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts


Costus 'Tico Tower' by Reinaldo Aquilar near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12954 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' by Reinaldo Aquilar near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12955 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12956 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12957 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12958 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12959 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12960 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica calyx


Costus  'Tico Tower' -  near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica calyx and bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12961 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica calyx and bracteole


Costus  'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica calyx and bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12962 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' - near Rio Rincon, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica calyx and bracteole


Costus 'Tico Tower' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15997 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'


Costus 'Tico Tower' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15998 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'


Costus 'Tico Tower' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15999 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'


Costus 'Tico Tower' Cultivar Registry photo at www.heliconia.org - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16000 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower' Cultivar Registry photo at www.heliconia.org


Costus 'Tico Tower' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16001 Accession# R3167
Costus 'Tico Tower'


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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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