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Datasheet for Costus guanaiensis aff. var. macrostrobilus Bilsa plicate

Plant Datasheet for Costus guanaiensis aff. var. macrostrobilus Bilsa plicate


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Photo# 16227 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16228 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16229 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16230 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16231 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16232 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16233 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16234 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16235 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 18012 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 18013 Specimen# R3070
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Esmeraldas


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Photo# 16303 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16304 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16305 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16306 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16307 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16308 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16309 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16310 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16311 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16312 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16313 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16314 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16315 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16316 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16317 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16318 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16319 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16320 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16321 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 18015 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 18016 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 18017 Specimen# R3202
CURRENTLY: Costus proposed sp. nov. unnamed
PROPOSED: Costus sp. Bilsa
From Ecuador, Imbabura



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus guanaiensis aff. var. macrostrobilus Bilsa plicate
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
During my 2007 trip to Ecuador I went to the Reserva Bilsa in the Esmeraldas Province. One plant that is common in the area has broad plicate leaves with purple undersides. When I finally found this plant in flower it had green appendaged bracts and flowers that are similar to Costus guanaiensis. The founder of the reserve, John Clark was there and he told me that Paul Maas had visited there in 1992, and had told him this plant is a new, undescribed species.

These plants have thick hairs on both sides of the leaves, but they feel somewhat scabrous and therefore might be examples of var. macrostrobilus, but I cannot say for certain. The hairiness is somewhat variable on separate shoots even on the same plant!

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3068 and R3070 did not survive. R3071 from cuttings has grown but no flowers yet. It has moderately dense hairs on both sides of the leaves except sparse hairs along midrib on upper side.


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