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R3256 - Costus aff. spiralis found at Atalaya, Peru

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Photographed at the National Tropical Botanical Garden in Hawaii - #970410 - parent wild collected by Plowman in PERU, Junin, Tarma, Puente Perene above Rio Perene at 715 m in 1976.
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Photographed at Waimea Arboretum in Hawaii #75S151 - Seed collected by Plowman in Peru, Dept. Ayacucho, Prov. La Mar, Near San Francisco, alt. 3200 ft.
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Plant as seen at Atalaya, Peru. Also seen along the road back to Cusco up to about 1500 meters.
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Inflorescence
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Inflorescence
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hummingbird's view of flower
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ligule
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bract, calyx and bracteole
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flower
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corolla lobes, labellum, stamen
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stamen
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labellum
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in fruit
   
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