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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus kupensis
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus kupensis Maas & H.Maas
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)
Costus kupensis can easily be recognized by its yellow flowers and an inflorescence terminating a separate leafless shoot, a combination of characters not seen in any other African species of Costus. â€” Type: Cheek et al. 7111 (holo K; iso L, SCA, WAG, YA), Cameroon, South-West Province, hunters path from Kupe Village to mountain top, 840 m, 24 Jan. 1995.