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Datasheet for Costus scaber aff. 'Twister'

Plant Datasheet for Costus scaber aff. 'Twister'


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Photo# 17731 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17732 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17733 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17734 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17735 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17736 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17737 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17738 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17739 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17740 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17741 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao


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Photo# 17742 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bracts, bracteoles and calyx


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Photo# 17743 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bracteole, calyx, labellum


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Photo# 17744 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - flower opening


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Photo# 17745 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - bract, bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 17746 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - flower parts


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Photo# 17747 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form at Chinchao - hairs along midrib of LOWER leaf surface!


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Photo# 17748 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form along road to Simon Bolivar


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Photo# 17749 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber 'Twister' form along road to Simon Bolivar - with guide, Lucho


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Photo# 17750 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail, ligule detail


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Photo# 17751 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail - upper leaf surface


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Photo# 17752 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering form Catarata Gloriapata trail - lower leaf surface


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Photo# 17753 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


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Photo# 17754 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


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Photo# 17755 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


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Photo# 17756 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


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Photo# 17757 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis basal flowering at Parque Nacional Tingo Maria, Catarata Gloriapata trail


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Photo# 17758 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis var. guan. this plant with terminal inflorescence instead of basal, found along road to Cueva Pumahuassi


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Photo# 17759 Specimen# R0
Costus guanaiensis var. guan. this plant with terminal inflorescence instead of basal, found along road to Cueva Pumahuassi


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Photo# 17131 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17132 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17133 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17134 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17135 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17136 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17137 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17138 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17139 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17140 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17141 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17142 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17143 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17144 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17145 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17146 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17147 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín


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Photo# 17148 Specimen# R3131
CURRENTLY: Costus 'Twister'
PROPOSED: Costus rubineus 'Twister'
From Peru, San Martín



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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