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SPECIMEN DESCRIPTION

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Photo# 11238 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11239 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11240 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11241 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11242 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11243 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11244 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11245 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11246 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11285 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11286 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11287 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11288 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11289 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11290 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11291 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11292 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11293 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11294 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11295 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11296 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11297 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11298 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11299 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11300 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11301 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11302 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11303 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11304 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11305 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11306 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11307 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11308 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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Photo# 11309 Specimen# R1562
Costus malortieanus
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ACCESSION #:
R1562

IDENTIFIED AS:
Costus malortieanus

LOCATION:
Le Jardin Ombragé

SOURCE:
Collected in US Horticulture, origin unknown, from Another Place in Time, Houston.

DETERMINATION:
Det. by D. L. Skinner as Costus malortieanus

GENERAL:
Medium height plant, less than one meter in height, broad, dark green (at maturity) foliage with a felty feeling.

RHIZOME :


SHEATH:
Green, puberulous, 10-12 mm in diameter.

LIGULE:
Leaf sheath does not extend above the petiole.

PETIOLE:
Pubescent, green, 8-10 mm long.

LEAVES:
Light green on adaxial side turning dark green with age, densely puberulous, abaxial side less hairy, glaucous, 30-35 cm long nad 15-16 cm wide, base is cuneate to rounded, apex is round to acute with less than 1 mm acumen. Most leaves arranged 5-7 near top of sheath.

INFLORESCENCE:
Terminal on leafy stem, small green cone shape with white flowers.

BRACTS:
Red in covered part, green toward apex, dark green nectoral callus, glabrous.

APPENDAGE:
NONE

BRACTEOLE:
Very narrow, light green with reddish streaks, glabrous, 1.7 cm long and 0.4 cm wide.

CALYX:
Very small, red tipped in green, glabrous, 0.7 cm long and 0.8 cm wide, three lobed.

COROLLA:
Creamy white to pale yellow, almost translucent, glabrous, lobes 5 cm long, dorsal 2.5 cm wide, others 2 cm wide.

LABELLUM:
Dark yellow center channel , red veined wings, center sharply curved downwards with three lobes, wings rounded, entire. 6.5 cm long and 6 cm wide when spread.

STAMEN:
Creamy yellow with red tints and apex, curved, glabrous, fused to labellum at 3.5 cm from apex, 1.5 cm wide.

STIGMA:


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