African Plant Database

Costus fissiligulatus Gagnep.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 49: 93 (1902)
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum. (1892)
=Costus dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Costus ubangiensis Gagnep. (1902)
=Costus violaceus Koechlin
=Costus foliaceus Lock & A. D. Poulsen (1997)
=Costus nudicaulis Baker (1898)
=Costus fissiligulatus var. major Gagnep.
=Costus nudicaulis var. pilosa Gagnep.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Slender herb, 50 cm tall, with spirally twisted shoots; leaf blades oblanceolate, asymmetric,
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Ecology : Ecology not recorded; 5-800 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.: - var. fissiligulatus; - var. major Gagnep. with longer ligule, blade 20-22x7-12 cm, lower bracts 11-20 cm long.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
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Record n°181879 modified 2012-07-12
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