Dimerocostus strobilaceus

GENUS DIMEROCOSTUS


Dimerocostus is a genus of very tall growing neotropical Costaceae that are distinguished from Costus primarily by the bilocular (two-sectioned) ovary constrasted against the trilocular ovary in Costus. The flowers appear to be terminal on leafy stems, but the stems will sometimes continue to grow through the inflorescence and then even produce a second inflorescence, making them nominally lateral flowering plants. The flowers have broad showy labellums in either white or yellow.

They are widely distributed from Nicaragua to Bolivia but mostly uniform in appearance except for the separately named species and subspecies.

SPECIAL NOTE REGARDING THIS REVISION PAGE
The new species names and changes in species status shown here have not yet been published and are not yet established.

SHOWN IN PHOTO: Dimerocostus strobilaceus subspecies strobilaceus


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February 3, 2023 - Until the PHP code on my website can be updated, most of these pages will not function. I have created a temporary list of all Costaceae species with links to my field observations and photos. To open this page, click the link below..

LIST OF SPECIES WITH LINKS TO FIELD OBSERVATIONS AND PHOTOS

CONTINENT CURRENT NAME PROPOSED NAME STATUS DATASHEET FIELD OBSERVATIONS PHOTO PAGE