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Costus violaceus

Costus violaceus Koechlin


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus violaceus
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PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Koechlin - Flore du Gabon, 1965
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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 terminal on a leafy main stem. Bracts without appendage or only on lower bracts. Large plants, several meters high, ligule short and non-membranous. Bracts each produce a single flower, bracts deep purple in color.
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Botanical Description for this Species
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Descriptions used for plant identification key are shown in BOLD.
Plant PartGeneralColorHairsTextureShape LengthWidth
Rhizome




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Sheath




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 mm
Ligule




15 to 20 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole




0 to 0 mm 0 to 0 mm
Leaf




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
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...under






...base






...apex




0 to 0 mm
Inflorescence




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Bract




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
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0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Bracteole



boat shape
0.0 to 2.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Flower




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Calyx




1.0 to 1.5 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Labellum




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Stamen




0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm

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