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Datasheet for Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red'

Plant Datasheet for Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red'

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Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. Older inflo at the right. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15899 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. Older inflo at the right.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15900 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15901 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15902 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15903 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15904 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15905 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15906 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15907 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15908 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15909 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 15910 Accession# R0
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' orange flowering form from Monte Cristo


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16078 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16079 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16080 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16081 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16082 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16083 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16084 Accession# R3314
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Rio Cuilco


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16086 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16087 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16088 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16089 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16090 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16091 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16092 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16093 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16094 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.


Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo. - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 16095 Accession# R3319
Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red' from Monte Cristo.



PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus pictus 'San Francisco Red'
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME:
STATUS :
CONTINENT: Neotropical
SYNONYMS:


BOTANICAL NOTES:
This Costus was found in the state of Chiapas, Mexico in the area around Tapachula. It has some characters of Costus pictus, but with bright red (or orange-red) corolla lobes instead of yellow corollas, producing a plant with the appearance of all-red flowers on green unappendaged bracts. The plants also have very distinctive purple colors on the petioles. A thumbnail page showing photos of this plant can be found at http://www.gingersrus.com/images/P7583.

Paul Maas, in his 1972 monograph, seems to include these plants as Costus pictus, mentioning that the corolla lobes can be yellow or red, but I found it to be a distinct species or at least a separate form due to the difference in habitat. The two species were found co-located in a few sites at the higher end of the altitude range of this one and the lower end of the altitude range of the yellow flowered Costus pictus. Accordingly, I am giving this a cultivar name of 'San Francisco Red', named after the first location where I saw it near Cascada San Francisco on the Rio Cuilco.

ACCESSION NOTES:
R3314 was collected along the Rio Cuilco near the Cascada San Francisco. R3319 was collected at Monte Cristo, at the top of the waterfall there. An orange flowered form was found along the road leading up to the waterfall and also near the waterfall.


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