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Accession Number R3139


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IDENTIFIED AS:
Costus comosus (Panama form)

DATE COLLECTED:
11/7/2008 0:00:00

ORIGIN:
Collected in Panama, Veraguas, Santa Fe - Cerro Tute.

STATUS:
dead

LATITUDE:
8.508

LONGITUDE:
-81.120

ELEVATION (meters):
1100

VOUCHERS DEPOSITED TO:
L

CLONE DISTRIBUTED TO:
Botanical garden/Status
P=planted out, N=in nursery, D=dead, U=unknown
, Lyon 2009.0111/U, NTBG 090645/D, HTBG/U, NTBG 20170623/P

INATURALIST ID:


CORNELL DNA CODE:


DESCRIPTION:
This accession grown from seeds has very different appearance from what was seen at collection site. Cultivated plant inflorescence is similar to C. comosus as found on the Osa Peninsula and Golfo Dulce with red, acutely triangular bract appendages. At collection site the inflorescence was round in shape with the calyx visible beyond the bracts and more obtuse shaped bract appendages. The bracteole was bicarinate, shaped like a flat bottom boat with two keels, unlike the typical Costus single keeled, canoe-shaped bracteole. For this reason, the seedlings were all labeled as "Costus aff. ricus" and it is unlikely that they were mixed up with the Osa plants, so I cannot explain the differences in the cultivated plant.

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Costus comosus (Panama form) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 18987 Accession# R3139
Costus comosus (Panama form)


Costus comosus (Panama form) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 18988 Accession# R3139
Costus comosus (Panama form)


Costus comosus (Panama form) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 18989 Accession# R3139
Costus comosus (Panama form)


Costus comosus (Panama form) - Click to see full sized image
Photo# 18990 Accession# R3139
Costus comosus (Panama form)