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Costus erythrothyrsus

Costus erythrothyrsus Loes.



Accession # R2256 identified as Costus erythrothyrsus from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 10773 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus


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Photo# 10774 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus


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Photo# 10775 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus bracts


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Photo# 10776 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus bracts


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Costus erythrothyrsus flower


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Photo# 10778 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus bracteole


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Photo# 10779 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus calyx


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Photo# 10780 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus calyx


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Costus erythrothyrsus corolla


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Costus erythrothyrsus stamen


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Photo# 10783 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus stamen


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Photo# 10784 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus labellum


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Costus erythrothyrsus labellum


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Photo# 10786 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus


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Photo# 10787 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus


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Photo# 10788 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus


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Photo# 12355 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus flower


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Photo# 12356 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus flower


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Photo# 12667 Specimen# R0
Costus erythrothyrsus at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii


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Photo# 12357 Specimen# R2256
Costus erythrothyrsus at Smithsonian Research Greenhouse, Washington ligules - SM #1995-185 -


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Photo# 10789 Specimen# R0
Costus erythrothyrsus at Tom Wood Nursery, Archer, FL


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Photo# 10790 Specimen# R0
Costus erythrothyrsus at Tropical Paradise Nursery, Davie, FL


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus erythrothyrsus
SUBGENUS:Costus
GROUP:
SECTION:II-Ornithophilus
PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Maas, Flora Neotropica No. 8, 1972
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NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:It is unclear to me from reading Maas whether Maas considers this is a valid species or a synonym for Costus spiralis var. spiralis. The photos to the left were identified as Costus erythrothyrsus, but have not been verified. This plant is sold in US horticulture as "Eskimo Kiss".
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