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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7599

Costus fenestralis

OLD NAME: Costus fenestralis

NEW NAME: Costus fenestralis


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus fenestralis Maas & H.Maas

STATUS : accepted


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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,

Costus fenestralis can be recognized by a low number of obovate, densely hairy leaves concentrated at the top of the shoots and bracts soon falling apart into fibers. — Type: Jongkind et al. 5811 (holo WAG 2 sheets[WAG0159192, WAG0159193]; iso BR, K, LBV [LBV0004878], MO, UC, WAG-spirit [WAG0115124]), Gabon, Nyanga, Doudou Mountains, Chantier SFN-Bakker, 310 m, 29 Nov. 2003.

This plant is sometimes found in cultivation under the incorrect species name of Costus nudicaulis.

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