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Gingersrus Database Taxon ID 7762

Chamaecostus cuspidatus 'Silver Samba'

OLD NAME: Chamaecostus cuspidatus 'Silver Samba'

NEW NAME: Chamaecostus cuspidatus 'Silver Samba'

NAME CHANGE NOTES: Also known as 'Silver Streak' and 'Ornate'. This form has not yet been registered with a cultivar name.

FULL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecostus cuspidatus (Nees & Mart.) C.Specht & D.W.Stev.

STATUS : registered cultivar

CONTINENT: Neotropical

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'Silver Samba' is one of the names for a form with a silvery midstripe on the leaves. It seems that this cultivar was promulgated at Sitio Burle Marx near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but its origin in the wild is not known. Further description can be found at Tim Chapman's website,

The cultivar name was registered in the Heliconia Society Bulletin, Vol. 27, No. 1, March 2021.


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