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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7507

Tapeinochilos palustris

OLD NAME: Tapeinochilos palustris

NEW NAME: Tapeinochilos palustris



STATUS : unknown

CONTINENT: Malanesian

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Osia Gideon Monograph: Listed as a terminal flowering species with straight bracts and inflorescence > 12 cm in diameter, with flowers much shorter than bracts (flower to bract length ratio 1.6 to 1.9). Young bracts dark grey-green to black, flowers 37-39 mm long, inflorescence 12-14 cm diameter, capsules fewer seeded (50-80 seeds per fruit).

Not on the Plant List of accepted species names. In Osia Gideon's monograph under this spelling.

Listed at El Arish Tropical Exotics in Australia under the spelling T. paulistris
"Tapeinochilos paulistris is a extremely rare and hard to source Tapeinochilos. The almost black bracts are very unusual and protrude rather than curving."

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Tapeinochilos palustris (Photo by Bruce Dunstan) - Click to see full sized image
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Tapeinochilos palustris (Photo by Bruce Dunstan)