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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7600

Costus gracillimus

OLD NAME: Costus gracillimus

NEW NAME: Costus gracillimus


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus gracillimus 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 gracillius is the only other African species (besides C. giganteus that produces tubular flowers on a red-bracted separate inflorescence shoot. It is distinguished primarily based on its smaller stature with a slender spiraling shoot. The leaves have long, narrow petioles.


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Costus gracillimus