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Datasheet for Costus claviger (aff. claviger) 'Marco's Pride'

Plant Datasheet for Costus claviger (aff. claviger) 'Marco's Pride'


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Photo# 15443 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15444 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15445 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15446 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15447 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15448 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15070 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15071 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 15072 Specimen# R3075
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17717 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador, with Marco Jimenez, Jr.


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Photo# 17718 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


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Photo# 17719 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, lower leaf surface


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Photo# 17720 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, upper leaf surface


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Photo# 17721 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


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Photo# 17722 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


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Photo# 17723 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, bract, bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 17724 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


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Photo# 17725 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, corolla lobes, stamen, labellum


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Photo# 17726 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, ligule


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Photo# 17727 Specimen# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador, Marco Jimenez Sr.


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Photo# 17865 Specimen# R3327
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17866 Specimen# R3327
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17867 Specimen# R3327
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17868 Specimen# R3327
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17869 Specimen# R3330
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17870 Specimen# R3330
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe


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Photo# 17871 Specimen# R3330
CURRENTLY: Costus tarmicus 'Marco's Pride'
PROPOSED: Costus laevis 'Marco's Pride'
From Ecuador, Zamora-Chinchipe



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus claviger (aff. claviger) 'Marco's Pride'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
SEEPID#7425 FOR A GENERAL DISCUSSION OF COSTUS AFF. CLAVIGER.

This plant was collected by Marco Jimenez from Zamora, Ecuador. He was fishing along the Rio Numbaime when he saw this beautiful flowering plant and collected it then planted it in his garden. It has some affinity to the species Costus claviger but the triangular bracts and open but somewhat tubular flowers make it unique, so I really do not know for sure what it is. I have called it 'Marco's Pride'.

It fits fairly well with the description by Maas in 1977 of a Costus aff. Claviger. It has short truncate ligules, red bracts with green appendages, but the bracts have a noticable dark green nectar callus. The bracteole is about 25 mm long and the calyx is about 17 mm long. The flowers are consistent with others I have placed in this C. aff. claviger group.

Cultivar Description: Costus claviger type inflorescence but with narrow, acutely triangular bract appendages and flower more closed and tubular in shape. Vegetative parts are mostly glabrous, ligules about 10 mm and truncate. Terminal flowering, bracts are red turning green toward the apex of the appendage, bracteole 10 mm and calyx about 8 mm long, flower overall is pinkish in color with reddish cast to corolla lobes and labellum.

During my February 2015 trip to southern Ecuador I went to the Mayo Chinchipe region. My first trip to Ecuador in 2007 I was lucky enough totally by chance to meet Marco Jimenez (the father) in Zamora. He showed me a plant he was growing in his garden, and later I identified it as part of the C. aff. Claviger group and registered it with the cultivar name 'Marco's Pride'. This trip I saw hundreds of the same (or similar) plant with the narrow triangular bract appendages and the broad claviger type flowers. What is curious to me is that in three days covering the Mayo Chinchipe area, besides C. zamoranus, this was the ONLY type of Costus that we saw. None of the more common species such as C. scaber were found in this region. My thumbnail page for C. 'Marco's Pride' as seen in the Mayo Chinchipe region can be found athttp://www.gingersrus.com/images/R3330

ACCESSION NOTES:
Accessions of C. aff. Claviger that are the 'Marco's Pride' types: R3075 from 2007 in Marco's garden, R3327 and R3329 from 2015 along Tapala Road, R3330 from Rio Numbala


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