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Datasheet for Costus pictus Chiapas form

Plant Datasheet for Costus pictus Chiapas form

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Costus pictus normal form at Finca Irlanda - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15866 Accession# R0
Costus pictus normal form at Finca Irlanda


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15867 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15868 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15869 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15870 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15871 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15872 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15873 Accession# R0
Costus pictus at Finca Chiripa


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15874 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15875 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15876 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15877 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15878 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15879 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15880 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15881 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15882 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15883 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15884 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15885 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near waterfall San Francisco


Costus pictus near Morelos - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15886 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near Morelos


Costus pictus near Morelos - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15887 Accession# R0
Costus pictus near Morelos


Costus pictus along Monte Cristo Road - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15888 Accession# R0
Costus pictus along Monte Cristo Road


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15889 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15890 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15891 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15892 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15893 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15894 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15895 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15896 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15897 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15898 Accession# R0
Costus pictus form found at Finca Irlanda, Chiapas, Mexico


Costus pictus seed collected near Manecal - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16085 Accession# R3316
Costus pictus seed collected near Manecal



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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