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Cheilocostus globosus

Cheilocostus globosus (Blume) C.Specht



Accession # R2562 identified as Cheilocostus globosus 'Peach Cobbler' from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 13246 Specimen# R3180
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus Sabah red


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Photo# 13247 Specimen# R3180
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus Sabah red


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Photo# 13248 Specimen# R3180
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus Sabah red


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Photo# 13249 Specimen# R3180
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus Sabah red


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Photo# 13250 Specimen# R3179
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus white flower


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Photo# 13251 Specimen# R3179
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus white flower


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Photo# 13252 Specimen# R3179
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus white flower


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Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus white flower


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Photo# 13254 Specimen# R0
Cheilocostus/Hellenia globosus yellow flower from John Mood


BOTANICAL NAME: Cheilocostus globosus
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PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Maas, Notes on Asiatic and Australian Costoidae, 1979
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NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Dr. Maas describes a "Costus globosus complex" - needs more study before it can be determined where the boundaries are between species. Characterized by inflo on separate, short, leafless shoot, bracts spiny at apex.

He lists a whole series of plants in this complex: C. acanthocephalus from Sumatra, C. chrysocephalus from New Guinea, C. clemensae from Philippines, C. dhanivatii from Thailand, C. globosus from Java, C. kingii and C. globosus var. kingii from Malay Peninsula, C. microcephalus from Borneo, C. oligophyllus and C. kunstleri from Maylay Peninsula, C. ridleyi and C. globosus var. ridleyi from Malay Peninsula and Thailand, C. sulfureus from Celebes, C. tonkinensis from Tonkin, C. velutinus and C. globosus var. velutinus from Malay Peninsula.

The plants in the photos to the left are all part of this C. globosus complex.
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