African Plant Database

Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Ber. Deutsch. Schutzgeb. 2: 151 (1889)
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum. var. lucanusianus
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus lucanusianus var. major K. Schum.
Taxon infra-specific
Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Schum. var. lucanusianus
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with spirally leafy shoots 1,5-3 m tall; leaf blade elliptic
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Ecology : Seasonally or permanently wet areas in forest; gallery north of forest limit; regrowth; degraded forest; disturbed secondary forest with much undergrowth; forest edge; swampy hollow; river sides; 4-1400m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo. – Reported from Angola by Gossweiler (cf. Figueiredo & Smith, Pl. Angola: 177, 2008).

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:40 (2012)
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 99
  • CÉSAR J. & C. CHATELAIN (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména : 83

Bibliography other :
  • MAAS-VAN DE KAMER H., P.J.M. MAAS & AL. (2016). Monograph of African Costaceae. Blumea 61: 305
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Record n°177554 modified 2016-12-19
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