African Plant Database

Costus macranthus K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 30: 279 (1901) 
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb to c. 20 cm tall; leafy stems borne laterally on the rhizome
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Ecology : Deciduous woodland; open bush; wooded grassland; often on rocky hillsides; in sandy soil; 250-1700 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 117

Bibliography other :
  • Kew Bull. 39: 841 (1984)
  • Maas-van de Kamer H., P.J.M. Maas & al. (2016). Monograph of African Costaceae. Blumea 61: 308 LT2
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