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Costus comosus



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Photo# 15450 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' -


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Photo# 15451 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - new shoot from base of inflorescence


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Photo# 15452 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - inflorescence


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Photo# 15453 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica - inflorescence


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Photo# 15454 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - base stems


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Photo# 15455 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica - leaf base and ligule


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Photo# 15456 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - leaf base and ligule


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Photo# 15457 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - leaves


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - leaves


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Photo# 15459 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - inflorescence


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Photo# 15460 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller'


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Photo# 15461 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller'


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - inflorescence


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Photo# 15463 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 15464 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 15465 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracts and appendages


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Photo# 15466 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracts and appendages


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Photo# 15467 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracts and appendages


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Photo# 15468 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracts and appendages


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Photo# 15469 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 15470 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - corolla lobes


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Photo# 15471 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - corolla lobes


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracteole


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - flower


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller'- flower


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica - stamen


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica


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Photo# 15099 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - from Cabo Matapalo, Costa Rica


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Photo# 11687 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - habit


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - new shoot from base of inflorescence


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Photo# 11689 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - inflorescense


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - inflorescense


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Photo# 11691 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica base stems


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Photo# 11692 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica leaf base and ligule


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - leaf base and ligule


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica leaves


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica leaves


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica inflorescense


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Photo# 11697 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica habitat


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Photo# 11698 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica habit


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Photo# 11699 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica inflorescense


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Photo# 11700 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 11701 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 11702 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts and appendages


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Photo# 11703 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracts and appendages


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Photo# 11704 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracts and appendages


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Photo# 11705 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracts and appendages


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Photo# 11706 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - bracteole and calyx


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Photo# 11707 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica corolla lobes


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica corolla lobes


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica bracteole


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica flower


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Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica flower


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Photo# 11712 Specimen# R3208
Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller' - Cabo Matapalo near Cabo Matapalo, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica stamen


BOTANICAL NAME: Costus comosus 'Cliff Dweller'
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PRIMARY SOURCE USED FOR DESCRIPTION:Manual de Plantas de Costa Rica Vol II, 2003, Missouri Botanical Garden
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NOTES AND DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:Listed under Costus comosus in this reference is a plant from the Isle de Caño that has green bracts instead of the more common red bracts, "hojas hirsutas, vainas más bien puberulentas y brácteas verdes en vez de rojas, parece ser intermedio entre C. comosus y C. Villossisimus". This may be a new species, a hybrid of the two listed, or a form of C. comosus.

In the summer of 2005, I found a previously undocumented plant growing along the Pacific coast at Cabo Matapalo on the Osa Peninsula of Costa Rica. From the description in this reference, I believe these are the same. I have set up a separate web page with photos and description of this plant at http://www.gingersrus.com/Matapalo.

I returned to the site in 2011 and examined the plants more closely. They were growing all along the steep slopes at the beach, right up to the edge of the sand, but were not found at all any farther up the slope. There were many mature inflorescences found but all were sterile, without any seeds, so either this is a sterile hybrid or the pollinator is absent from this area. This plant remains a mystery.
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