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Datasheet for Costus scaber Indian Head form

Plant Datasheet for Costus scaber Indian Head form


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Photo# 12469 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 12470 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 12471 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 12472 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11613 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 12729 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii #67.1092 (common form in hort.)


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Photo# 12730 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii #67.1092 (common form in hort.)


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Photo# 12731 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii #67.1092 (common form in hort.) ligules


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Photo# 11654 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11655 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11656 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11657 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11658 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11659 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11660 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11661 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11662 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11663 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11664 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11665 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11666 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11667 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11668 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11669 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11670 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11671 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11672 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11673 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11674 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11675 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
From cultivated,


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Photo# 11676 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11677 Specimen# R1570
Costus scaber/Indian Head horticultural form
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Photo# 11678 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) at US Bot. Garden Conservatory, Washington, DC


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Photo# 11679 Specimen# R0
Costus scaber (sold in hort. as Costus spicatus) at US Bot. Garden Conservatory, Washington, DC



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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