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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7752

Costus cylindricus var. acreanus

OLD NAME: Costus cylindricus var. acreanus

NEW NAME: Costus cylindricus var. acreanus



STATUS : synonym

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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This was described by Loesener from a collection in 1911 by Ernst Ule along the Rio Acre border between Peru and Brazil. Paul Maas places C. cylindricus as a syn. of C. scaber and C. spiralis but uses the specimen collected by Ule as the type for his Costus acreanus which is an entirely different looking plant. I believe the plant described by Loesener is the same species that has been proposed by Maas as a sp. nov. Costus bolivianus. Further research is pending.


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