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Datasheet for Costus leucanthus X lima

Plant Datasheet for Costus leucanthus X lima


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Photo# 16322 Specimen# R3203
Costus leucanthus X lima
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16323 Specimen# R3203
Costus leucanthus X lima
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16324 Specimen# R3203
Costus leucanthus X lima
From Ecuador, Imbabura


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Photo# 16325 Specimen# R3203
Costus leucanthus X lima
From Ecuador, Imbabura



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus leucanthus X lima
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CONTINENT: Neotropical
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BOTANICAL NOTES:
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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