Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7637
CURRENT NAME: Chamaecostus sp. nov.
PROPOSED NAME: Chamaecostus manausensis
NAME CHANGE NOTES: New species published March 22, 2023 in PhytoKeys 222: 75-127, split off from C. congestiflorus.
FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecostus manausensis Maas & H.Maas
STATUS : sp. nov.
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Chamaecostus manausensis was published March 22, 2023 in PhytoKeys 222: 75-127 by Paul and Hiltje Maas. I have not seen this new species, the photos were provided by Paul Maas and Thiago AndrÃ©. Previously the plants in this species were often included in C. congestiflorus. This new species is similar to Chamaecostus congestiflorus, distinguished by the cylindrical shape of the inflorescence and the labellum margin entire - not fimbriate. It produces white flowers from green, acute bracts on a narrowly cylindrical inflorescence, terminal on a leafy stem. It is found in Amazonian Brazil in the area around Manaus and flowers during the rainy season.
This new species is not known to be in cultivation anywhere.
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