GingersRus is a trademark of Le Jardin Ombragé
Click on logo above to go to GingersRus HOMEPAGE.
Want to buy some rare gingers? Check out my commercial site. CLICK HERE to see what is available.

SPECIMEN DESCRIPTION

This is a detailed botanical description of plant specimen(s) for this species measured and photographed.

Click on a thumbnail to load full sized image.
Use your "back" button to come back to this page.

Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13093 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13094 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13095 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13096 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13097 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13098 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13099 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus cultivated plant


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13160 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus basal stems, note very short ligule


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13161 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus bracteole and calyx


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13162 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus bracteole and calyx


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13163 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus bracteole, as in other Chamaecostus it is bicarinate (two keeled)


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13164 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus bracts with leafy appendages


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13165 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus bracts with leafy appendages


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13166 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus corolla lobes


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13167 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus flower


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13168 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus labellum


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13169 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus leaf


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13170 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus seeds


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13171 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus seeds


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13172 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus sheath


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13173 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus stamen


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13174 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus stamen


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13175 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus stamen


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13176 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus, cup shaped stigma without lobes


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13177 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus, cup shaped stigma without lobes


Click to see full sized image
Photo# 13178 Specimen# R1360
Chamaecostus cuspidatus, cup shaped stigma without lobes



ACCESSION #:
R1360

IDENTIFIED AS:
Chamaecostus cuspidatus

LOCATION:
Le Jardin Ombragé

SOURCE:
Collected in US Horticulture, origin unknown, from Native Nurseries, Tallahassee. Origin unknown.

DETERMINATION:
Det. by D. L. Skinner as Chamaecostus cuspidatus

GENERAL:
Short Chamaecostus with green leaves and bright orange flowers.

RHIZOME :


SHEATH:
Purplish brown, glabrous, 12-14 mm in diameter.

LIGULE:
Little or no ligule extending above the petiole.

PETIOLE:
Difficult to distinguish from the base as the leaves gradually form at the base.

LEAVES:
Green adaxial (upper) side, purplish on abaxial (under) side, scaly textured (scabrid) largest is 22 cm long and 8 cm wide.

INFLORESCENCE:
Leafy green appendages progressively smaller, huge broad bright orange flowers. Bright orange, broad labellum.

BRACTS:
Green tinged with purple, scaly like the leaves, measured middle bracts and appendages, bracts 4 cm long and 1.7 cm wide, wrap around sheath.

APPENDAGE:
Green, foliaceous, begin quite large at the base of the inflorescensce and are progressivly smaller, middle appendage measured at 5 cm long and 2.8 cm wide.

BRACTEOLE:
Creamy white with tinges of pink and green, hairs at margin of the apex, bracteole extends about half the length of the calyx, shape is bicarinate (not folded over like many Costus spp.), 3 cm long by .9 cm wide.

CALYX:
Creamy white with tinges of pink and green like bracteole, has long acute lobes with tiny acumens and minute hairs on margins, 4 cm long and 1.2 cm wide.

COROLLA:
Peachy orange in color, extends about 1 cm longer than labellum tube, and the three lobes spread, 4 cm long and 1.2 cm wide.

LABELLUM:
Bright orange spreading part, yellow tube, tube is 3 cm long and spreading part is 7 cm wide.

STAMEN:
Yellow, tinged with some orange, some hairs, short, fused to the labellum at the end of the tube, 1.8 cm long and .8 cm wide.

STIGMA:
Not lobed

OTHER:


Copyright © 1999-2015 - Dave Skinner, GingersRus.com
All text and images on this page are copyrighted. They may be downloaded and/or printed for personal use and scientific research, but may not be published in paper or electronic media without my express consent. They absolutely may not be used commercially in any way whatsoever without my express consent. To inquire about permissions, contact skinnerd@nettally.com