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Chamaecostus lanceolatus

Chamaecostus lanceolatus (Petersen) C.Specht & D.W.Stev.



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Photo# 13186 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13187 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13188 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13189 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13190 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13191 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13192 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13193 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13194 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13195 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13196 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13197 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13198 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13111 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13112 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13113 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13114 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13115 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13116 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13117 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13118 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13119 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13120 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13121 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


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Photo# 13122 Specimen# R3249
Chamaecostus lanceolatus subsp. lanceolatus
From Brazil, Mato Grosso


BOTANICAL NAME: Chamaecostus lanceolatus
SUBGENUS:
GROUP:Bracts not appendaged
SECTION:
PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Maas, Flora Neotropica No. 8, 1972
SECONDARY SOURCES:
LAST UPDATED:
NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Subsp. lanceolatus (Colombia & Brazil) has calyx about as long as the bract and infl is usually elongated. Subsp. pulchriflorus (Surinam) has calyx 2-2.5 times as long as bract and infl is subcapitate. Both are distinguished from C. congestflorus and C. fragilis by the flower color and the form of the infl.

This species was very common in the Alta Floresta area, Mato Grosso state, Brazil. Photos to the left are from that area and the Cristalino Private Reserve. They are all from subspecies lanceolatus - not from subspecies pulchriflorus as indicated on the Kew website at http://www.kew.org/science/tropamerica/imagedatabase/large1/cat_single1-1091.htm (see photo series at 1089-1093.htm)

I have seen photos of a plant I believe to be subsp. pulchriflorus on the internet at http://www.flickr.com/photos/grandma-shirley/5874278239/in/photostream/. They were taken at Carajas in Para state in Brazil. The plants in these photos do not have the elongated inflorescence, but I cannot tell for sure how the calyx length compares to the bract length.
NATURAL DISTRIBUTION:Colombia, Surinam and Brazil
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 to minutely densely puberulous


0 to 0 cm 3 to 8 mm
Ligule

glabrous


1 to 4 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole

glabrous


2 to 4 mm 0 to 0 mm
Leaf



narrowly elliptic to narrowly obovate
6 to 20 cm 2 to 7 cm
...upper

glabrous to minutely densely puberulous




...under

glabrous to minutely densely puberulous




...base



cuneate to rounded


...apex



acuminate
5 to 20 mm
Inflorescence terminal on a leafy stem



angular obovode to fusiform
3 to 15 cm 2 to 4 cm
Bract not imbricate, 5-12 mm wide, callus 1-5 mm long
green
glabrous to minutely densely puberulous
herbaceous to chartaceous
triangular
1.0 to 3.5 cm 0.5 to 0.8 cm
Appendage appendage not found on bract




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Bracteole tubular but often deeply split, 2 lobed
green
glabrous to minutely densely puberulous
herbaceous to chartaceous
tubular but often deeply split, 2 lobed
1.0 to 1.7 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Flower
purplish



0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Calyx
green
glabrous to minutely densely puberulous
herbaceous to chartaceous

2.0 to 3.2 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla tube 15-25 mm long
fiery red to orange red
glabrous or minutely puberulous


5.0 to 6.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Labellum limb suborbicular, margins crenulate
fiery red to deep crimson, drying deep purple
shortly fimbriate or glabrous


2.5 to 3.0 cm 3.0 to 3.5 cm
Stamen Basal part of stamen and labellum joined in a slender tube 45-50 mm long and 4-5 mm wide
orange


apex irreg. Dentate, stigma cup shaped
1.2 to 1.5 cm 0.3 to 0.6 cm

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