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Datasheet for Costus sp. -MLC-Yellow Bracts

Plant Datasheet for Costus sp. -MLC-Yellow Bracts

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Costus unknown species found at MLC - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17102 Accession# R0
Costus unknown species found at MLC


Costus unknown species found at MLC - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17103 Accession# R0
Costus unknown species found at MLC


very dense soft hairs on stems - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17104 Accession# R0
very dense soft hairs on stems


very short to absent ligule and petiole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17105 Accession# R0
very short to absent ligule and petiole


very short to absent ligule and petiole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17106 Accession# R0
very short to absent ligule and petiole


undersides of leaves, also with soft hairs - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17107 Accession# R0
undersides of leaves, also with soft hairs


undersides of leaves, also with soft hairs - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17108 Accession# R0
undersides of leaves, also with soft hairs


upper side of leaves glabrous - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17109 Accession# R0
upper side of leaves glabrous


inflorescence - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17110 Accession# R0
inflorescence


inflorescence - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17111 Accession# R0
inflorescence


inflorescence - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17112 Accession# R0
inflorescence


Bracts were red in hidden part, yellow-green exposed and on appendages. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17113 Accession# R0
Bracts were red in hidden part, yellow-green exposed and on appendages.


Bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17114 Accession# R0
Bracteole and calyx


Plant was beginning to produce flowers with yellowish corolla based on appearance of flower bud. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17115 Accession# R0
Plant was beginning to produce flowers with yellowish corolla based on appearance of flower bud.


From Bruce Dunstan, he saw it growing along the riverbank below Atalaya. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17116 Accession# R0
From Bruce Dunstan, he saw it growing along the riverbank below Atalaya.



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus sp. -MLC-Yellow Bracts
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :R3278
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This one is a real mystery. It was seen in the Manu area of Peru, in open habitat, low area near river at Manu Learning Center. Very unusual yellowish appendaged bracts, dense soft hairs and lacking ligules or petioles. Unfortunately the flowers were not out when I was there, but it is somewhat similar to a plant that Bruce Dunstan photographed in 2008 in the same habitat and area. I suppose it could be some weird hybrid because I only saw the one plant, but who knows. A thumbnail page showing photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P7510

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