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Datasheet for Costus guanaiensis aff. var. tarmicus MLC red form

Plant Datasheet for Costus guanaiensis aff. var. tarmicus MLC red form


PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus guanaiensis aff. var. tarmicus MLC red form
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CONTINENT: Neotropical
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This beautiful red flowered form of Costus guanaiensis was found at the Manu Learning Center in southern Peru. The leaves were unusually large but mostly glabrous. I think this one fits best in variety tarmicus. A thumbnail page showing photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P7527

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