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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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Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador, with Marco Jimenez, Jr. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17717 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador, with Marco Jimenez, Jr.


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17718 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, lower leaf surface - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17719 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, lower leaf surface


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, upper leaf surface - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17720 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, upper leaf surface


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17721 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17722 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, bract, bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17723 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, bract, bracteole and calyx


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17724 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, corolla lobes, stamen, labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17725 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, corolla lobes, stamen, labellum


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17726 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, ligule


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador, Marco Jimenez Sr. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17727 Accession# R0
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form, Mayo-Chinchipe, Ecuador, Marco Jimenez Sr.


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15070 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus aff. claviger 'Marcos Pride' flowering in John Mood's garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15071 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marcos Pride' flowering in John Mood's garden


Costus aff. claviger 'Marcos Pride' flowering in John Mood's garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15072 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marcos Pride' flowering in John Mood's garden


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15443 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15444 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15445 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15446 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15447 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride' - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15448 Accession# R3075
Costus aff. claviger 'Marco's Pride'


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17865 Accession# R3327
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - bracts, bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17866 Accession# R3327
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - bracts, bracteole and calyx


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17867 Accession# R3327
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - flower


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - corolla lobes, stamen, labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17868 Accession# R3327
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form along Tapala Road, near Valladolid, Ecuador - corolla lobes, stamen, labellum


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form at Rio Numbalo, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17869 Accession# R3330
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form at Rio Numbalo, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form at Rio Numbalo, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17870 Accession# R3330
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form at Rio Numbalo, Ecuador


Costus 'Marco's Pride' form at Rio Numbalo, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17871 Accession# R3330
Costus 'Marco's Pride' form at Rio Numbalo, Ecuador



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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