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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus sp. R3196-Mendez
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Waxy grey leaves, no flowers seen, inflo. was with unappendaged bracts. Seed collected from a plant a few km south of Mendez on the Limon-Mendez road. Plant is consistent with the Podocarpus form of Costus laevis that is known from the area around Zamora, Ecuador.