Costus lima at Caluma, Ecuador
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This beautiful plant of Costus lima was found at 836 meters along the road between Caluma and the village of Pasagua.
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Bracts, bracteole, calyx
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flower
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Flower detail
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Non-flowering plant found at Reserva Cerro Semama, at about 200 meters.
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Ligules and petioles. The reddish margin is typical for the species.
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glabrous upper side of leaf ...
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pubescent underside of leaf
 
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