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SPECIMEN DESCRIPTION

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


ACCESSION #:
R3271

IDENTIFIED AS:
Costus glaucus

LOCATION:
Cerro Nara area, Costa Rica

SOURCE:
Measured and photographed on site.

DETERMINATION:
Dave Skinner

GENERAL:


RHIZOME :


SHEATH:


LIGULE:


PETIOLE:


LEAVES:


INFLORESCENCE:


BRACTS:
4 cm long by 4 cm wide, glabrous, glaucus green exposed parts, reddish and green covered parts

APPENDAGE:


BRACTEOLE:
2.5 cm long by .5 cm wide, boat shaped, red, mostly glabrous but a few minute hairs along keel

CALYX:
broad and flat, .8 cm long by 1.2 cm wide, red

COROLLA:
Lobes 4.5 cm long by 1.5-2.0 cm wide, red and yellow

LABELLUM:
7 cm long by 5.5 cm wide when spread, yellow at center with red and white striped wings

STAMEN:
4 cm long by 1.5 cm wide, creamy yellow and red at apex

STIGMA:


OTHER:


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