African Plant Database


Costus subbiflorus K. Schum.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Family (APGIII) : COSTACEAE
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenreich, Zingib. 394 (1904)
Information on the genus : Costus
 
 
Status
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Costus afer Ker Gawl. (Hiltje Maas in herbarium annotations)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus afer Ker Gawl. (1823)
=Costus sarmentosus Bojer (1835) fide Hiltje Maas in herbarium annotations
=Costus deistelii K. Schum. (1904)
=Costus edulis De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=Costus littoralis K. Schum. (1904)
=Costus megalobractea K. Schum.
=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 stems 2-5 m tall; leaves elliptic
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Ecology : Riverine forest; evergreen forest; 40-1070 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
 
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