African Plant Database

Costus englerianus K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 419 (1892)
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Paracostus englerianus (K. Schum.) C. Specht
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Paracostus englerianus (K. Schum.) C. Specht (2006)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus unifolius N.E. Br.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Fleshy perennial herb, stoloniferous, mat-forming; shoots rooting at nodes, covered with sheaths, and with 1 leaf at apex
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Ecology : Forming dense ground cover in rain-forest; in bed of brook on rocks with Anubia afzelii; 1-850 m alt.
  Bioko/Fernando Poo. – Also in Sierra Leone ?
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Record n°31911 modified 2007-04-02
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