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Datasheet for Costus scaber aff. 'Twister'

Plant Datasheet for Costus scaber aff. 'Twister'

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Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17731 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17732 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17733 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17734 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17735 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17736 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17737 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17738 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17739 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17740 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17741 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bracts, bracteoles and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17742 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bracts, bracteoles and calyx


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bracteole, calyx, labellum - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17743 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bracteole, calyx, labellum


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - flower opening - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17744 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - flower opening


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bract, bracteole and calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17745 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bract, bracteole and calyx


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - flower parts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17746 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - flower parts


Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - hairs along midrib of LOWER leaf surface! - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17747 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - hairs along midrib of LOWER leaf surface!


Costus scaber 'Twister' form along road to Simon Bolivar - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17748 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form along road to Simon Bolivar


Costus scaber 'Twister' form along road to Simon Bolivar - with guide, Lucho - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17749 Accession# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form along road to Simon Bolivar - with guide, Lucho


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail, ligule detail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17750 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail, ligule detail


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail - upper leaf surface - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17751 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail - upper leaf surface


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail - lower leaf surface - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17752 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail - lower leaf surface


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17753 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17754 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17755 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17756 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17757 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


Costus guanaiensis var. guan. this plant with terminal inflorescence instead of basal, found along road to Cueva Pumahuassi - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17758 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis var. guan. this plant with terminal inflorescence instead of basal, found along road to Cueva Pumahuassi


Costus guanaiensis var. guan. this plant with terminal inflorescence instead of basal, found along road to Cueva Pumahuassi - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17759 Accession# R0
Costus guanaiensis var. guan. this plant with terminal inflorescence instead of basal, found along road to Cueva Pumahuassi


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, with Ramiro Galoc Pinedo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17131 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, with Ramiro Galoc Pinedo


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17132 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17133 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17134 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17135 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17136 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17137 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17138 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17139 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17140 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, with Ramiro Galoc Pinedo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17141 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, with Ramiro Galoc Pinedo


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17142 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17143 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17144 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' from Alto Mayo, Peru, in habitat


Costus 'Twister' at John Mood garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17145 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' at John Mood garden


Costus 'Twister' at John Mood garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17146 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' at John Mood garden


Costus 'Twister' at John Mood garden - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17147 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' at John Mood garden


Costus 'Twister' cultivar registry photo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 17148 Accession# R3131
Costus 'Twister' cultivar registry photo



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus scaber aff. 'Twister'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
Collected, named and introduced by Dave Skinner, found at 1100 meters in the Alto Mayo Reserve, Peru. This plant is closest to C. scaber but may be a new, undescribed species. The vegetative parts have thick hairs. Leaves are broad ovate, ligules short and truncate. The bracts tend to spiral or twist around the inflorescence - thus the name 'Twister'. Bracts are bright red, 35 mm long. Bracteole red, 18-20 mm, calyx 10 mm with shallow lobes, corolla lobes red-orange 40 mm, labellum red-orange 25 mm, stamen 30 mm yellow at base turning red toward apex, slightly exceeding labellum like C. scaber.

However, this plant does NOT have the "characteristic strigulose costa" noted by Paul Maas. I have found this in every form of C. scaber that I have observed - a single line of hairs along the upper midrib of the leaves, normally barely visible, and sometimes requiring a lens. On this plant, the upper leaves are totally glabrous, and only under the microscope could I find a few scattered strigulose hairs around the upper midrib, and they were not in a line as normally found in Costus scaber. The undersides of the leaves are pubescent.

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

This page is for photos of the cultivar 'Twister', believed to be a form of Costus scaber. The main webpage for the species Costus scaber is at PID 3607

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3131

OBSERVATION NOTES:

Reserva Alto Mayo, Rioja Province, Peru, Latitude -5.671, Longitude -77.746, at 1630 meters elevation.

Reserva Alto Mayo, Rioja Province, Peru, Latitude -5.67, Longitude -77.75, at 1650 meters elevation.

Reserva Alto Mayo, Rioja Province, Peru, Latitude -5.6815, Longitude -77.754, at 1730 meters elevation.

Reserva Alto Mayo, Rioja Province, Peru, Latitude -5.6677, Longitude -77.7354, at 1600 meters elevation.


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