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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# 15191 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15203 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15204 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15205 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15206 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15207 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15208 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15209 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15210 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15211 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15212 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15213 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
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Photo# 15214 Specimen# R2911
Costus afer Ker Gawl.
From cultivated,



ACCESSION #:
R2911

IDENTIFIED AS:
Costus afer

LOCATION:
Le Jardin Ombragé

SOURCE:
From plant in horticulture, origin unknown.

DETERMINATION:
By Dave Skinner, matches description in Koechlin and others.

GENERAL:
Tall plant with both terminal and basal blooming, similar looking to Costus dubius.

RHIZOME :


SHEATH:


LIGULE:


PETIOLE:


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INFLORESCENCE:


BRACTS:
Green spotted with red, thin and papery, glabrous, 1.5 cm long by 2 cm wide.

APPENDAGE:
NONE

BRACTEOLE:
2 per bract, color same as bract, glabrous, boat shaped, 1.8 cm long by .7 cm wide, each bracteole uniform in size and shape unlike Costus lucanusianus.

CALYX:
2 per bract, same colors as bract, glabrous, lobes triangular, 1.5 cm long by .9 cm wide, each calyx uniform in size and shape.

COROLLA:
Creamy white, 3.8 cm long by 1.5 cm wide.

LABELLUM:
White with red and yellow blotches, glabrous, 5 cm long by 3 cm wide.

STAMEN:
White, glabrous, 4.5 cm long by 1.5 cm wide.

STIGMA:


OTHER:


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