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Costus 'Reinaldo' - pasture land near Rincon, Costa Rica where this plant was found.
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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'Reinaldo'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
During my 2013 trip to Costa Rica, Reinaldo Aquilar (noted self-taught botanist on the Osa Peninsula) showed me a plant he had discovered and could not identify. After examining the plant, I have concluded it is likely a natural hybrid of Costus pulverulentus with another species, possibly with Costus lima. If we are successful in propagating this plant, it will be introduced under the cultivar name of Costus 'Reinaldo'.
Thumbnail image page at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/R3298.
Herbarium specimen and Reinaldo's photos are at NYBG at http://sweetgum.nybg.org/vh/specimen.php?irn=1240314where it was determined as Costus lima by Paul Maas in 2012.