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Datasheet for Costus laevis aff. laevis 'Lita Red'

Plant Datasheet for Costus laevis aff. laevis 'Lita Red'

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Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador, cultivar registry photo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16918 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador, cultivar registry photo


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador at John Mood garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16919 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador at John Mood garden


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador, ligule and petiole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16920 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador, ligule and petiole


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16921 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16922 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16923 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16924 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador


Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16925 Accession# R3201
Costus laevis 'Lita Red', Lita, Ecuador


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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus laevis aff. laevis 'Lita Red'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Collected, named and introduced by Dave Skinner, found in Ecuador near the town of Lita. Plant generally fits description of C. laevis but with cherry red bracts and matching red flowers with a large open labellum. Plant grows to about 3 meters tall, vegetative parts all glabrous, ligule and petiole 15 mm long. Bracts are deep red with distinct nectar callus, corolla and stamen are red. Labellum is broad and spreading cherry red with a yellow throat.

Cultivar Registry Photo at http://www.gingersrus.com/Registry/Costus_LitaRed.jpg

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3201

OBSERVATION NOTES:

Lita area, Esmeraldas Province, Ecuador, Latitude 0.833, Longitude -78.5, at 1000 meters elevation.

GINGERSRUS CATALOG LISTING:
This plant comes closest to Costus laevis, but it is a particularly showy form of that species with its cherry red bracts and nearly solid cherry red flowers. They contrast nicely with the grey waxy leaves.


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