PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus sp. Lyon #80 0702
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This plant is growing at Lyon Arboretum, and the late Ray Baker prepared a PDF file with some photos and information. It appears to me to be closest to Costus laevis, but is currenly undetermined. The PDF can be seen at the Heliconia Society website at www.heliconia.org under the plants menu, Costus laevis. The photos to the left were taken in 2006 when Ray was showing me this plant. It appears to be the same Costus from Panama found at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #75P1203.