African Plant Database

Costus sarmentosus Bojer
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., sér. 2 4: 262 (1835) 
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Costus afer Ker Gawl. (fide Hiltje Maas in herbarium annotations)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Costus afer Ker Gawl. (1823)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus deistelii K. Schum. (1904)
=Costus edulis De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Costus littoralis K. Schum. (1904)
=Costus megalobractea K. Schum.
=Costus subbiflorus K. Schum. (1904) Hiltje Maas in herbarium annotations
=Costus trachyphyllus K. Schum. (1892)
=Costus anomocalyx K. Schum. (1904)
=Costus bingervillensis A. Chev. (1920) p.p.
=Costus oblitterans K. Schum. (1904)
=*Costus insularis A. Chev. (1920)
=Costus pterometra K. Schum. (1904)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with erect leafy shoots 1,5-3,5 m tall
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Ecology : Forest, usually near water; woodland; evergreen forest, forest margins; 0-1100 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Exell, A. & Wild, H. (2010). Flora Zambesiaca: Mozambique, Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Bechuanaland Protectorate. London Kew 13: 118
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commeli. Commel.: (2012)
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