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SPECIMEN DESCRIPTION

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

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Photo# 10845 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - at Univ. of NC, Charlotte scanned photo of infl.


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Photo# 10846 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - at Univ. of NC, Charlotte ligule


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Photo# 10847 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - at Univ. of NC, Charlotte leaf apex


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Photo# 10848 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - terminal bloom


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Photo# 10849 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - terminal bloom


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Photo# 10850 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - terminal bloom


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Photo# 10851 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - terminal bloom


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Photo# 10852 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - terminal bloom


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Photo# 10853 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - flower


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Photo# 10854 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - flower


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Photo# 10855 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - flower


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Photo# 10856 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - corolla lobes


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Photo# 10857 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - corolla lobes


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Photo# 10858 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - stamen


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Photo# 10859 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - stamen


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Photo# 10860 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - labellum


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Photo# 10861 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - labellum


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Photo# 10862 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - basal bloom


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Photo# 10863 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - basal bloom


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Photo# 10864 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - basal bloom


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Photo# 10865 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - basal bloom


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Photo# 10866 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - terminal bloom


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Photo# 10867 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' -


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Photo# 10868 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - bracts


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Photo# 10869 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 10870 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 10871 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - stigma


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Photo# 10872 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - stigma


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Photo# 10873 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' - stigma


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Photo# 10874 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte' -


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Photo# 16203 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte', upper leaf hairs


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Photo# 16204 Specimen# R2876
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte', lower leaf hairs



ACCESSION #:
R2876

IDENTIFIED AS:
Costus guanaiensis 'Sweet Charlotte'

LOCATION:
Le Jardin Ombragé

SOURCE:
Plant acquired from Univ. of NC at Charlotte, they received from a collector in Central Florida, original collection location unknown.

DETERMINATION:
By Dr. Paul Maas, verified Dave Skinner. This is a more compact form of Costus quanaiensis var. guanaiensis than is normally found, but the identity is unmistakable.

GENERAL:
Broad felty leaves and showy flowers both basal and terminal.

RHIZOME :


SHEATH:
Purple at base to green toward top, thick short hairs, stocky about 2 cm in diameter.

LIGULE:
Green, hairy, truncate 5 mm long.

PETIOLE:
Green, hairy, 10 mm long.

LEAVES:
Green, hairy both sides, leaves to 44 cm long by 16 cm wide, apex acute to acuminate, acumen 2 mm long.

INFLORESCENCE:
Both terminal on leafy stems and basal on separate stems

BRACTS:
Red, dense hairs, 3 cm long by 3.3 cm wide.

APPENDAGE:
Green. Hairy, 1.2-1.3 cm long and 1.2-.1.3 cm wide.

BRACTEOLE:
Red hairy, 2-2.4 cm long by .7 cm wide.

CALYX:
Red, longer sparser hairs, rounded apex to lobes, 1.3 cm long by 1 cm wide.

COROLLA:
Creamy yellow, glabrous, 6 cm long by 2.5 cm wide.

LABELLUM:
Red and white striped, yellow at center, glabrous, 8 cm long by 7 cm wide when spread.

STAMEN:
Red, glabrous, 5 cm long by 1.2 cm wide.

STIGMA:


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