African Plant Database

Costus dubius (Afzel.) K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Pflanzenr. (Engler) Zingib. 409 (1904)
Information on the genus : Costus
Basionym : Zingiber dubium Afzel.
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Zingiber dubium Afzel.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus adolphi-fridericii Loes.
=Costus albus A. Chev. ex Koechlin
=Costus zechii K. Schum. (1904)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with spirally twisting leafy shoots 1,5-3,5 m tall; leaf blades elliptic
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Ecology : Moist places at forest edges and in light gaps; roadsides; riparian forest; rain-forest with Chrysophyllum albidum, Cola gigantea, Erythrophleum sauveolens, Alstonia boonei, Parinari excelsa, Milicia excelsa, in swampy area; 1-1250 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Maas-van de Kamer H., P.J.M. Maas & al. (2016). Monograph of African Costaceae. Blumea 61: 295
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Record n°31909 modified 2007-04-04
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