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R3139 - Costus aff. ricus from Cerro Tute (a/k/a Cerro Mariposa), Panama


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Costus aff. ricus R3139 from Cerro Mariposa, Panama
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Note bract appendages are pointing down.
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General form of plant is consistent with C. ricus.
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In habitat
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In habitat
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Note bracteole is clearly bicarinate (two-keeled)
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Thick hairs on bracteole and calyx
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Bicarinate bracteole
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Ligule
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This is standard form of C. ricus, from Cerro Helado, Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
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Costus ricus from Las Planes, Drake area of Costa Rica
 
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