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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7601

Costus kupensis

OLD NAME: Costus kupensis

NEW NAME: Costus kupensis


FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus kupensis 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 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.

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