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Datasheet for Costus scaber Indian Head form

Plant Datasheet for Costus scaber Indian Head form

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Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) at US Bot. Garden Conservatory, Washington, DC  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11678 Accession# R0
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) at US Bot. Garden Conservatory, Washington, DC


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) at US Bot. Garden Conservatory, Washington, DC  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11679 Accession# R0
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) at US Bot. Garden Conservatory, Washington, DC


Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii  #67.1092 (common form in hort.)  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12729 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii #67.1092 (common form in hort.)


Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii  #67.1092 (common form in hort.)  - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12730 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii #67.1092 (common form in hort.)


Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii  #67.1092 (common form in hort.) ligules - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12731 Accession# R0
Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii #67.1092 (common form in hort.) ligules


Costus scaber  calyx - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11613 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber calyx


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-714 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11654 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-714


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-714 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11655 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-714


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-714 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11656 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-714


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11657 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11658 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)


Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus  compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Inflorescence cone (spent). - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11659 Accession# R1570
Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Inflorescence cone (spent).


Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus  compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Inflorescence cone (spent). - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11660 Accession# R1570
Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Inflorescence cone (spent).


Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus  compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Bract - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11661 Accession# R1570
Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Bract


Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus  compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade.  Calyx and bracteole - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11662 Accession# R1570
Comparison Costus scaber and spicatus compares flower parts of C. scaber specimen USBRG#94-677 from Smithsonian against C. spicatus purchased in hort. trade. Calyx and bracteole


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-677 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11663 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-677


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-677 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11664 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-677


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-677 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11665 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-677


Costus scaber  USBRG#94-677 - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11666 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber USBRG#94-677


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11667 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11668 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11669 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) flower


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  flower parts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11670 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) flower parts


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  flower parts - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11671 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) flower parts


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  leaf apex - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11672 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) leaf apex


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  ligule - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11673 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) ligule


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  flower - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11674 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) flower


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11675 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11676 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)


Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus)  Unidentified Costus sp. from Janice Johnston - yellow bracts when new - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 11677 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) Unidentified Costus sp. from Janice Johnston - yellow bracts when new


Costus scaber   upper leaf - single line of stiff hairs - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12469 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber upper leaf - single line of stiff hairs


Costus scaber   lower leaf hairs - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12470 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber lower leaf hairs


Costus scaber   upper leaf - single line of stiff hairs - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12471 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber upper leaf - single line of stiff hairs


Costus scaber   rhizome from form common in horticulture - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 12472 Accession# R1570
Costus scaber rhizome from form common in horticulture



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus scaber Indian Head form
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is the commonly cultivated form of Costus scaber that has been distributed by Stokes Tropicals and others as the "Indian Head Ginger". It has often been incorrectly classified as the species Costus spicatus. The origin of this cultivated form is unknown but it appears to be similar to the form I have seen along the Rio Napo in the Amazon Basin. It has larger flowers than some of the other forms I have seen. The main webpage for the species Costus scaber is at PID 3607

ACCESSION NOTES:
R1570 from a local nursery, R2253 from Smithsonian USBRG#1994-677, R2906 from plant trade. R2253 has been vouchered at the UC Berkeley, Jepsen Herbarium, UC2045809.

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