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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus acutissimus
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus acutissimus H.Maas & Maas (ined.)
This African species is newly described in Paul Maas' monograph on African Costaceae, published on 16 December 2016. (Monograph of African Costaceae, H. Maas-van de Kamer, P.J.M. Maas, J.J. Wieringa, C.D. Specht, Blumea 61, 2016: 280 - 318, http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/nhn/blumea/2016/00000061/00000003/art00010)
Newly described African species from Gabon by Drs. Maas & Maas. Type collected in 2004 at Nyanga, Moukalaba Doudou national park, chantier SFN. Moist valley bottom. Described as 3 meters tall, with petiole (up to 10 cm? prob. 10 mm), green bracts, white flowers.