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Costus guanaiensis

Costus guanaiensis Rusby


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus guanaiensis var. macrostrobilus
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PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Maas, Flora Neotropica No. 8, 1972
SECONDARY SOURCES:Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol II, 2003, Missouri Botanical Garden
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NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Var. macrostrobilus is distinguished by sheaths puberulous, villose or glabrous and upper side of leaves strigose, somewhat scabrid to touch.

Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica indicates there are only two varieties in CR, this and var. guanaiensis. It says that var. macrostroilus is found in lower elevations and has leaves glabrous to densely puberulous or villose instead of ferroginous-hirsute or strigose.
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