African Plant Database


Costus L.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Family (APGIII) : COSTACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 2 (1753)  
 
Species
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (present)
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Flowers are large, strongly zygomorphic, with 3 similar petals, the labellum is formed by fusion of 5 petaloid staminodes producing a large colourful structure, and a single free petaloid stamen.
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Ecology : Genus of 150 species (60 according to Meekiong & al. in Rheedea 18: 87, 2008), the largest in the family
  Old and New World Tropics

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1995). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Monocotyledones: Limnocharitaceae à Poaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 3: 37
  • LEBRUN, J. P. & A. L. STORK (1997). Enumération des plantes à fleurs d’Afrique tropicale. Gamopétales: Ericaceae à Lamiaceae. Énum. Pl. Fleurs Afr. Trop. 4: 668
  • Trop. Afr. Flow. Plants (Ecol. Distr.) 7: 168 (2012).

Bibliography other :
  • Maas-van de Kamer H., P.J.M. Maas & al. (2016). Monograph of African Costaceae. Blumea 61: 280-318 
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 189715
 
Record n°189715 modified 2016-12-19
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