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PLANT FAMILY: Costaceae
BOTANICAL NAME: Costus nimba
FORMAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Costus nimba H.Maas & 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 nimba is characterized by the dense brown indument of its vegetative parts, an inflorescence on a relatively long separate leafless shoot, green bracts and white to salmon pink flowers with a horizontally flattened labellum. â€” Type: Phillipson 6415 (holo WAG 2 sheets; iso MO, P), Guinea, NzÃ©rÃ©korÃ©, Nimba Mountains, lower ZiÃ© Valley, at edge of World Heritage Site, along river bank in sandy soil, 591 m, 10 July 2012.