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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7601

Costus kupensis


OLD NAME: Costus kupensis

NEW NAME: Costus kupensis

NAME CHANGE NOTES:

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus kupensis Maas & H.Maas

STATUS : accepted

CONTINENT: African

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BOTANICAL NOTES:
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. — 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.

HORTICULTURAL NOTES:
My accession of this new species (received at Burgers Bush in the Netherlands) was unfortunately either incorrectly tagged or mixed up with another species.

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Costus kupensis