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Costus bracteatus

Costus bracteatus Rowlee



Accession # R2935 identified as Costus bracteatus from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 15545 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus leaf


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Photo# 15546 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus inflorescence


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Photo# 15547 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus bracts with bracteoles and calyx


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Photo# 15548 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus ligule and petiole


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Photo# 15549 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus hairs on leaf


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Photo# 15550 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus ligule


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Photo# 15551 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus from Fairchild Gardens


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Photo# 15552 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus from Fairchild Gardens


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Photo# 15247 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus from Fairchild Gardens


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Photo# 15248 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus from Fairchild Gardens


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Photo# 15249 Specimen# R2960
Costus bracteatus flower parts


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Photo# 15250 Specimen# R0
Costus bracteatus at Lyon Arboretum


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Photo# 15251 Specimen# R0
Costus bracteatus at Rara Avis in Costa Rica


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Photo# 15252 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15253 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15254 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15255 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15256 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus Rio Bonyic, Panama - inflorescence


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Photo# 15257 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus Rio Bonyic, Panama - bracts


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Photo# 15258 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus Rio Bonyic, Panama - calyx and bracteole, bract


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Photo# 15259 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15260 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15261 Specimen# R3159
Costus bracteatus narrrow leaf form from hills above Rio Bonyic, Panama


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Photo# 15262 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15263 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15264 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15265 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15266 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus, Shiroles, Costa Rica - stamen


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Photo# 15267 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus, Shiroles, Costa Rica - labellum


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Photo# 15268 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus, Shiroles, Costa Rica - bracts - note red color of bracts vs. white color in other collections


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Photo# 15269 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus, Shiroles, Costa Rica - bracteole and calyx - note the red color vs. white color in other collections


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Photo# 15270 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15271 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15272 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15273 Specimen# R3030
Costus bracteatus from Cerro Mirador, Shiroles, Costa Rica


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus bracteatus
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PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol II, 2003, Missouri Botanical Garden
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NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Maas in Flora Neotropica did not list this as a separate species, saying that it could not be distinguished from Costus guanaiensis except by the plicate leaves. In the Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica it is listed as a separate species, described as below.
NATURAL DISTRIBUTION:Wet forest to 800 m, Costa Rica vert. Carib. Cords. Central and Talamanca (SE Costa Rica). Llanuras de San Carlos and Tortuguero (NE Costa Rica).
HEIGHT:1 to 4 meters
Botanical Description for this Species
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Descriptions used for plant identification key are shown in BOLD.
Plant PartGeneralColorHairsTextureShape LengthWidth
Rhizome




0 to 0 cm0 to 0 cm
Sheath

Densely hirsute


0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 mm
Ligule



truncate or bi-lobed
4 to 15 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole




0 to 0 mm 0 to 0 mm
Leaf




18 to 40 cm 4 to 13 cm
...upper

densely hirsute-ferruginea
12-15 plicate



...under

densely hirsute-ferruginea




...base






...apex




0 to 0 mm
Inflorescence Terminal on leafy stem or separate basal shoot



ovoid
7 to 17 cm 4 to 8 cm
Bract
Green



0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Appendage
Green



0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Bracteole




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Flower




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Calyx




1.3 to 2.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla
Yellow with red lines
glabrous


0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Labellum




0.0 to 5.0 cm 0.0 to 3.5 cm
Stamen




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm

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