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Accession # R2261 identified as Costus 'El Whiskey' from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 12662 Specimen# R0
Costus 'El Whiskey' at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii


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Photo# 12664 Specimen# R0
Costus 'El Whiskey' at Lyon Arboretum, Oahu, Hawaii


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Photo# 10683 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10684 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
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Photo# 10685 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
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Photo# 10686 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10687 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10688 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10689 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10690 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10691 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10692 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10693 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10694 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10695 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10696 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10697 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10698 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10699 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10700 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10701 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10702 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10703 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10704 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10705 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10706 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10707 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
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From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10708 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10709 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
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From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10710 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10711 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10712 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
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Photo# 10713 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10714 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10715 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10716 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 10717 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10718 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 10719 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 12352 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
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Photo# 12353 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 12354 Specimen# R2847
CURRENTLY: Costus 'El Whiskey'
PROPOSED: Possible new sp. C. whiskeycola
From Cultivated,


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Photo# 15553 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Dark green upper side of leaves and deep red-purple undersides.


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Photo# 15554 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Tallest one found was about 1.5 meters


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Photo# 15555 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - It was farily common there in primary forest understory, with many small plants and a few large ones with mature inflorescences.


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Photo# 15556 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Especially along the stems near the ligules there were long stiff hairs like this on some plants.


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Photo# 15557 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Plants at Pantiacolla varied from being very hairy to nearly glabrous.


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Photo# 15558 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Ligules were truncate to slightly lobed and about 10 mm long.


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Photo# 15559 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Petioles were similar in length.


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Photo# 15560 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - various forms found at Pantiacolla


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Photo# 15561 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - various forms found at Pantiacolla


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Photo# 15563 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - various forms found at Pantiacolla


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Photo# 15564 Specimen# R0
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - This plant seemed to be forming bract appendages.


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'El Whiskey'
SUBGENUS:Costus
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SECTION:
PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Not published, description from plant in my collection
SECONDARY SOURCES:
LAST UPDATED:
NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:This specimen has been determined to be an undescribed-unnamed species that has been referred to as "El Whiskey" from its collection location. I did not record detailed measurements of the flower parts when it bloomed in spring.
NATURAL DISTRIBUTION:El Whiskey, Colombia
HEIGHT:0 to 1 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
Sheaththick
green, purple at base
puberulous


0 to 0 cm 20 to 23 mm
Ligule
green
puberulous

truncate
10 to 15 mm 0 to 0 mm
Petiole
green
puberulous

thick
8 to 10 mm 12 to 15 mm
Leaf large leaves pointed upwards




38 to 45 cm 12 to 15 cm
...upper
green
puberulous




...under
reddish-purple
glabrescent




...base



rounded


...apex



acute to acuminate
2 to 3 mm
Inflorescence terminal on a leafy stem




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Bract
red covered part, green exposed
puberulous


0.0 to 4.0 cm 0.0 to 3.0 cm
Appendage yes, reflexed
green


apex rounded
0.0 to 1.5 cm 0.0 to 1.5 cm
Bracteole
red


boat shape
0.0 to 2.5 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Flower




0 to 0 cm 0 to 0 cm
Calyx
red



2.0 to 2.6 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Corolla dorsal lobe has acute apex
creamy white



0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Labellum
white, red veined, yellow throat



0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm
Stamen deeply incised at apex
red at apex



0.0 to 0.0 cm 0.0 to 0.0 cm

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