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Costus lateriflorus

Costus lateriflorus Baker



Accession # R2834 identified as Costus lateriflorus from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 11044 Specimen# R2834
Costus lateriflorus


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Costus lateriflorus flower


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Costus lateriflorus bracteole and calyx


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Costus lateriflorus flower


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Costus lateriflorus corolla lobes


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Costus lateriflorus corolla lobes


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Costus lateriflorus stamen


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Costus lateriflorus stamen


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Costus lateriflorus labellum


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Costus lateriflorus labellum


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Costus lateriflorus labellum


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Costus lateriflorus bracteole and calyx


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Costus lateriflorus bracteole


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Costus lateriflorus calyx


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Costus lateriflorus leaf


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Costus lateriflorus stamen and stigma


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Costus lateriflorus stigma


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Costus lateriflorus stigma


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Costus lateriflorusat Fort Worth Botanic Garden


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Costus lateriflorus at Smithsonian US Bot. Research Greenhouse, Washington, DC


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Costus lateriflorus at Smithsonian US Bot. Research Greenhouse, Washington, DC


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Costus lateriflorus at Smithsonian US Bot. Research Greenhouse, Washington, DC


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Costus lateriflorus at Tom Wood Nursery, Archer, FL


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Costus lateriflorus at Tom Wood Nursery, Archer, FL


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus lateriflorus
SUBGENUS:Metacostus
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PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Koechlin - Flore du Gabon, 1965
SECONDARY SOURCES:Schumann - Das Pflanzenreich, 1904
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NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:KOECHLIN KEY: Plants with upright stems, with many leaves arranged along the stem, or grouped toward the top. Inflorescence lateral along a leafy main stem. Leaves broadly obovate, 12-17 cm long and 6-8 cm wide, labellum yellow with red blotch. Schumann description in Das Pflanzenreich: Schumann only lists two species in the subgenus metacostus - C. lateriflorus and C. araneosus

A. Bracteae 1-1.2 cm longae, calyx 1.5 cm metiens, folia subtus, molliter tomentosa . . . . . . . . . . 71. C. araneosus. B. Bracteae 5-6 mm longae, calyx 1.8 cm metiens, folia subtus, glabra . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 72. C. lateriflorus.

72. C. lateriflorus Bak. in Th. Dyer, Fl. trop. Afr. VII. (1898) 301; Gagnepain in Bull. Soc. hist. nat. Autun XV. (1902) 22. - Caulis probabiliter sarmentosus (ex Baker). Folia brevissime (ad 7mm longe) petiolata obovato-oblonga vel oblonga obtuse acuminata basi angustata utrinque glabra ad 17 cm longa et 7 cm lata; ligula valde elongata membranaeea truncata castanea. Spica lateraliter e caule folioso egrediens subglobosa 3 cm diametro, pedunculo curvato imbricato-squamoso suffulta; bracteae oblongae parvae 5-6 cm longae; calyx 1.8 cm longus breviter dentatus, dentes apice calloso-striati; corollae roseae tubus 1.3 cm longus; lobi oblongo-laneeolati 25 cm longi; labellum 4.5 cm longum sulfureum crispatum fauce rubro-maculatum; stamen 2.3 cm longum; connectivi appendicula brevis rotundata. Spanisch;-Gabun: An der Corisco-Bai, auf dem Mount John, am Kongui-Fluss Mann n. 1629).
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