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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7561

Costus woodsonii 'French Kiss'

OLD NAME: Costus woodsonii 'French Kiss'

NEW NAME: Costus woodsonii 'French Kiss'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: This is the very popular dwarf form of Costus woodsonii


STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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It is not clear from photo in Stokes Catalog, but it appears to be Costus woodsonii. Tom Wood told me that the name 'French Kiss' is Costus spiralis. It was so-named by David Carli in Costa Rica.


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