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Costus tappenbeckianus

Costus tappenbeckianus J.Braun & K.Schum.



Accession # R2266 identified as Costus tappenbeckianus from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 12028 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus ligule and petiole


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Photo# 12029 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus basal flower


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Costus tappenbeckianus terminal flower


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Costus tappenbeckianus inflorescense


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Costus tappenbeckianus bracts


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Costus tappenbeckianus bracts


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Costus tappenbeckianus flower


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Costus tappenbeckianus bracteole and calyx


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Costus tappenbeckianus bracteole


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Costus tappenbeckianus calyx


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Costus tappenbeckianus labellum


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Costus tappenbeckianus corolla


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Costus tappenbeckianus corolla


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Costus tappenbeckianus stamen


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Costus tappenbeckianus stamen


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Costus tappenbeckianus labellum


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Costus tappenbeckianus labellum


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Costus tappenbeckianus


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Photo# 12498 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus


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Photo# 12499 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus


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Costus tappenbeckianus


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Photo# 12501 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus


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Photo# 12046 Specimen# R0
Costus tappenbeckianus at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL terminal flower


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Costus tappenbeckianus at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL


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Costus tappenbeckianus at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL


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Costus tappenbeckianus at Selby Botanical Gardens, Sarasota, FL basal flowers


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Photo# 12050 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus at Smithsonian US Bot. Research Greenhouse, Washington, DC USBRG#98-682


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Photo# 12051 Specimen# R2266
Costus tappenbeckianus at Smithsonian US Bot. Research Greenhouse, Washington, DC USBRG#98-682


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Costus tappenbeckianus at Waimea Audubon Center, Oahu, Hawaii #77P312


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus tappenbeckianus
SUBGENUS:Epicostus
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SECTION:
PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Koechlin - Flore du Gabon, Flore du Cameroun, 1965
SECONDARY SOURCES:
LAST UPDATED:
NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:KOECHLIN KEY: Plants with upright stems, with many leaves arranged along the stem, or grouped toward the top. Radical inflorescence (I have seen this both radical and terminal). Plants spindly or lanky, leaves distributed along stem, diversely pubescent, inflorescence is subsessile with few flowers (I have seen this many-flowered, esp. at base). Ligule truncate, up to 5 mm long. Leaves glabrous or a little pubescent on abaxial side, slightly appressed pubescent hairs and mauve colored on the adaxial side. Flowers at labellum margin NOT frayed, tinted pink and white.
NATURAL DISTRIBUTION:wet underwoods; known species of Cameroun and Gabon
HEIGHT:0 to 0 meters
Botanical Description for this Species
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Descriptions used for plant identification key are shown in BOLD.
Plant PartGeneralColorHairsTextureShape LengthWidth
Rhizomecreeping rhizome




0 to 0 cm0 to 0 cm
SheathA few decimeters high, covered at the base with cylindrical sheaths

fine pubescent


0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 mm
Ligule

fine pubescent

obliquely truncate
0 to 5 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole short, a few mm




0 to 0 mm 0 to 0 mm
Leaf leaves toward the top



oblanceolate to elliptical
0 to 10 cm 0 to 4 cm
...upper

pubescent along midrib, glabrous to sparse other




...under
reddish
very fine pubescense apprimee




...base



attenuate, slightly rounded


...apex



acuminate
0 to 0 mm
Inflorescence borne directly from rhizome, producing 2-4 flowers, peduncle 1-3 cm




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Bract
tinted red

thin
ovate
1.5 to 2.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Appendage NONE




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Bracteole callus at apex



narrow
0.0 to 1.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Flower single flower per bract




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Calyx


3 lobed

0.8 to 1.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla
white



0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Labellum
pink with central white zone



0.0 to 6.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Stamen



lobed
0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm

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