African Plant Database

Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 15: 420 (1892)
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Costus ubangiensis Gagnep. (1902)
=Costus violaceus Koechlin
=Costus foliaceus Lock & A. D. Poulsen (1997)
=Costus nudicaulis Baker (1898)
=Costus fissiligulatus var. major Gagnep.
=Costus fissiligulatus Gagnep. (1902)
=Costus nudicaulis var. pilosa Gagnep.
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Resembling C. fissiligulatus but leaves glabrous
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Ecology : Taxonomic status uncertain
  Angola: Quango River, on banks (type: Teusz in Mechow n° 508). Also reported from Zaire: Equateur (Dewèvre n° 556; Bingila (Dupuis s.n.); Bas-Congo (Kinshasa, cf. Latham & Konda, l.c.; Kikongo and Kimbala, cf. Renier, l.c.).
  • Maas-van de Kamer H., P.J.M. Maas & al. (2016). Monograph of African Costaceae. Blumea 61: 309 
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