This is a query tool to be used as an aid in identifying an unknown Costus species. It will not always identify a plant, but will help you eliminate and narrow down the possibilities. In the form below, enter all the information you know about the plant you are trying to identify. If you are unsure about any of the items, skip past it or select "not sure". DO NOT MAKE AN ENTRY YOU ARE UNSURE ABOUT as that might eliminate your plant from the species on the list. After you have entered the information, click SUBMIT and your browser will return a list of Costus species that match the descriptions you entered. Then you can click on any of the species on the list to see photos and more detailed descriptions of the resulting possibilities.
POSSIBLE COSTUS SPECIES OF YOUR PLANT
Click on a link in the ID column to see images and check the detailed description of that species.