African Plant Database

Costus maculatus Roscoe
Family : Zingiberaceae
Information on the genus : Costus
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Costus afer var. maculatus (Roscoe) Baker
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : New combination by Baker, Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 299, 1898. According to him, this variety differs from C. afer by the “flowering stems produced direct from the root [rhizome], covered by imbricate leaf sheaths”. Cited by him from Sierra Leone, Don

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Sosef & al (2006). Check-list des Plantes Vasculaires du Gabon.
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carte afrique num 31924
Record n°31924 modified 2012-07-12
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