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Accession # R2261 identified as Costus 'El Whiskey' from Le Jardin Ombragé
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Photo# 11722 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' from Smithsonian US Bot. Research Greenhouse, Washington, DC USBRG#94-675 - believed to be undescribed species


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Photo# 11723 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' ligule


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Photo# 11724 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey'


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Photo# 11725 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey'


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Photo# 11726 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' bracts


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Photo# 11727 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' bracts


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Photo# 11728 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' bracteole


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Photo# 11729 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' flower


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Photo# 11730 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' corolla


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Photo# 11731 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' corolla


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Photo# 11732 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 11733 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' stamen


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Photo# 11734 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' stamen


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Photo# 11735 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' labellum


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Photo# 11736 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' , makes a beautiful landscape plant


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Photo# 11737 Specimen# R2261
Costus 'El Whiskey' , forms a large clump


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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# 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.


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Photo# 17556 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Cultivated plant from seeds is glabrous. Ligule and petiole detail.


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Photo# 17557 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Leaf upper side glabrous.


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Photo# 17558 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Leaf lower side, nearly glabrous.


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Photo# 17559 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Cultivated plant grown from seeds produced glabrous form.


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Photo# 17560 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Cultivated plant grown from seeds produced glabrous form. Labellum detail.


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Photo# 17561 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Cultivated plant grown from seeds produced glabrous form. Corollalobes, stamen and labellum.


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Photo# 17562 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' from Panticolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Cultivated plant grown from seeds produced glabrous form. This photofiled with my specimen at UC Berkeley, Jepsen Herbarium. I have it indicated here as Costus aff. acreanus


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Photo# 15565 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Seeds were collected from this plant


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Photo# 15566 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Seeds were collected from this plant


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Photo# 15567 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Only the very lowest bract had leafy appendages.


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Photo# 15568 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - All parts of this plant were densely hairy.


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Photo# 15569 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Only the lowest bract with leafy appendage


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Photo# 15570 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - other bracts were without appendages.


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Photo# 15571 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Bracteole and calyx were also puberulous.


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Photo# 15572 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from seeds, stems and ligules are glabrous


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Photo# 15573 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from seeds, upper leaf surface is glabrous


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Photo# 15574 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from seeds, lower leaf surface also nearly glabrous to sparsely hairy


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Photo# 15575 Specimen# R3322
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from rhizome, stems and ligules densely hairy with long hairs


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Photo# 15576 Specimen# R3322
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from rhizome


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Photo# 15577 Specimen# R3322
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from rhizome, upper leaf surface hairy


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Photo# 15578 Specimen# R3322
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from rhizome, lower leaf surface hairy


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Photo# 15579 Specimen# R3322
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from rhizome


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Photo# 15580 Specimen# R3265
Costus aff. 'El Whiskey' - Pantiacolla from seeds


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Photo# 17571 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Upper leaf surface.


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Photo# 17572 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Lower leaf surface.


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Photo# 17573 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Corolla lobes, stamen and labellum.


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Photo# 17574 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Photo filed with my voucher specimen at UC BerkeleyJepsen Herbarium.


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Photo# 17575 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru.


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Photo# 17576 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru. Ligule and petiole detail.


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Photo# 17577 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru.


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Photo# 17578 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru.


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Photo# 17579 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru.


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Photo# 17580 Specimen# R3322
Costus 'El Whiskey' hairy form from rhizome collected at Pantiacolla, Madre de Dios, Peru.


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Photo# 17611 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru.


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Photo# 17612 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca


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Photo# 17613 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru. Ligule and petiole detail.


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Photo# 17614 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru.


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Photo# 17615 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru.


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Photo# 17616 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru.


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Photo# 17617 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru.


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Photo# 17618 Specimen# R3383
Costus 'El Whiskey' near Shinchi Roca, 8 km east of Tingo Maria, Peru.


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus 'El Whiskey'
SUBGENUS:Costus
GROUP:
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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