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Costus phyllocephalus

Costus phyllocephalus K.Schum.



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Costus phyllocephalus at http://club.euronet.be/luc.pauwels/Latham2.htm


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus phyllocephalus
SUBGENUS:Costus
GROUP:
SECTION:
PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Schumann, Das Pflanzenreich, 1904
SECONDARY SOURCES:Flora of Tropical Africa, 1898
LAST UPDATED:
NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Short, slender stems, terminal inflo., large ligules, leafy tips (appendages) on bracts, flowers white with rose blush.
NATURAL DISTRIBUTION:Lower Guinea, Angola, banks of Quango River.
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




0 to 0 cm 0 to 5 mm
Ligule




0 to 30 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole




0 to 5 mm 0 to 0 mm
Leaf



obovate-oblong to rounded-rhomboid
0 to 47 cm 0 to 6 cm
...upper

glabrous




...under

glabrous




...base



attenuate


...apex



acuminate
0 to 0 mm
Inflorescence termnal on leafy stem



globose
0 to 0 cm 0 to 5 cm
Bract




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Appendage YES-bract and appendage together 7 cm long




0.0 to 7.0 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



dentate
0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla tube 1.5 cm long




0.0 to 4.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Labellum
white and pale rose


curled
0.0 to 5.5 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Stamen




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm

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