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Chamaecostus curcumoides

Chamaecostus curcumoides (Maas) C.Specht & D.W.Stev.


BOTANICAL NAME: Chamaecostus curcumoides
SUBGENUS:
GROUP:Bracts appendaged
SECTION:
PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Maas, Flora Neotropica No. 8, 1972
SECONDARY SOURCES:
LAST UPDATED:
NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Distinguished by the recurved tips of bracts, the infl somewhat resembles that of some Curcuma species, this is closest to Chamaecostus fusiformis according to Dr. Maas.
NATURAL DISTRIBUTION:French Guiana
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
Rhizome




0 to 0 cm0 to 0 cm
Sheath

glabrous


0 to 0 cm 3 to 9 mm
Ligule

glabrous


1 to 2 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole

glabrous


0 to 5 mm 0 to 0 mm
Leaf



Narrowly elliptic TO narrowly obovate
4 to 19 cm 2 to 6 cm
...upper

glabrous




...under

glabrous




...base



cuneate


...apex



acuminate
5 to 10 mm
Inflorescence terminal on leafy stem



cylindrical
4 to 6 cm 1 to 3 cm
Bract apex recurved, like Curcumas
orange to yellow
glabrous to densely puberulous
membranaceous
imbricate, ovate-triangular
4.0 to 4.5 cm 1.0 to 1.5 cm
Appendage appendage found on bract or apex reflexed




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Bracteole


membranaceous

0.4 to 0.8 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Flower
yelllow



0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Calyx 10-11 mm long




1.0 to 1.1 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla




0.7 to 1.0 cm 0.3 to 0.4 cm
Labellum



irregularly dentate
0.6 to 0.8 cm 0.6 to 0.8 cm
Stamen




0.8 to 1.0 cm 0.1 to 0.2 cm

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