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Datasheet for Costus pictus Chiapas form

Plant Datasheet for Costus pictus Chiapas form


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Photo# 15866 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus normal form at Finca Irlanda


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Photo# 15867 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15868 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15869 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15870 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15871 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15872 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15873 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


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Photo# 15874 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15875 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15876 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15877 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15878 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15880 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15881 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15882 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15883 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15884 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15885 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


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Photo# 15886 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near Morelos


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Photo# 15887 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus near Morelos


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Photo# 15888 Specimen# R0
Costus pictus along Monte Cristo Road


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


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Photo# 16085 Specimen# R3316
Costus pictus/Pacific form
From Mexico, Chiapas



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus pictus Chiapas form
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This is the form of Costus pictus found on the Pacific coastal region of Chiapas, southern Mexico in the mountains above Tapachula up to about 1200 meters. The plant here is taller than the cultivated forms (red stemmed or 'Hieroglyphics) and it does have a visible nectar callus, dark green against the lighter green bracts, but not conspicuous on some plants. This species is quite common in the region. Several of the plants examined had white calyx and bracteole, unlike the more normal red. Both colors had the shallow triangular lobes to the calyx as described by Maas. A thumbnail page showing photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P7582

At Finca Irlanda, I also saw one plant that had a more tubular shaped flower, with brownish colored bracts and a distinct dark green callus. Only one plant was seen like this so it is likely a sport or hybrid with the tubular flowered Costus comosus that is also growing there. A thumbnail page with photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/aff_pictus_Irlanda.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3312 from Finca Hamburgo and R3316 from near Manecal, Chiapas, Mexico.


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