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.

SHOWN IN PHOTO: Dimerocostus strobilaceus subspecies strobilaceus




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The new species names and changes in species status shown here have not yet been peer reviewed and published and they are not yet formally established. They should be considered the opinions of the producer of this website, but are consistent with our current research and preparation for publication of a revision to new world Costaceae.

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. appendiculatus

Dimerocostus appendiculatus

stat. nov.

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. gutierrezii

Dimerocostus rurrenabaqueanus

stat. nov.

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. gutierrezii

synonym of Dimerocostus argenteus

stat. nov.

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus strobilaceus subsp. strobilaceus

Dimerocostus strobilaceus

stat. nov.

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus

Dimerocostus

accepted

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus argenteus

Dimerocostus argenteus

accepted

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus cryptocalyx

Dimerocostus cryptocalyx

accepted

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus bicolor

Dimerocostus bicolor

synonym

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus bolivianus

Dimerocostus bolivianus

synonym

DESCRIPTION





Neotropical

Dimerocostus elongatus

Dimerocostus elongatus

synonym

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus gutierrezii

Dimerocostus gutierrezii

synonym

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Neotropical

Dimerocostus tessmannii

Dimerocostus tessmannii

synonym

DESCRIPTION





Neotropical

Dimerocostus uniflorus

Dimerocostus uniflorus

synonym

DESCRIPTION





Neotropical

Dimerocostus williamsi

Dimerocostus williamsi

synonym

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