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Chamaecostus subsessilis in cultivation
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This is the form of Chamaecostus subsessilis that is in cultivation in the US. I have been told it was collected in Bolivia many years ago.
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Vegetative parts are all quite hairy.
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It sometimes produces bulbils which can be used for propagation.
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This shows the root system which includes thickened roots similar to the round root tubers I saw in the Alta Floresta area of Brazil.
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Inflorescense
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Bracts
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Bracteole (bicarinate - two keeled - as in all Chamaecostus)
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Calyx
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Corolla lobes
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Stamen
   
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