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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7562

Costus leucanthus X lima

OLD NAME: Costus leucanthus X lima

NEW NAME: Costus leucanthus X lima

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Unnamed natural hybrid found near Lita, Ecuador


STATUS : unnamed hybrids

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This plant was found near Lita, Ecuador, not far from the Colombian border. It has characters of Costus leucanthus and of Costus lima. No seeds were found so this may have been a sterile hybrid. This was one of the examples of natural hybrids that was included in my article I wrote for the Heliconia Society International quarterly Bulletin, Vol. 18, No. 2, June 2012.


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