African Plant Database

Costus ubangiensis Gagnep.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Protologue : Bull. Soc. Bot. France 49: 97 (1902) 
Information on the genus : Costus
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum.
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Costus phyllocephalus K. Schum. (1892)
=Costus dewevrei De Wild. & T. Durand (1900)
=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 : Herb with leafy stems to 1 m tall, 1 cm Ø
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Ecology : Forest with Gilbertiodendron dewevrei, and occasionally mixed species terra firma forest.
  Known from only 2-3 specimens from Centr. Afr. Rep., one without locality (and perhaps Chevalier 11010, Centr. Afr. Rep. or Congo-Brazzaville).
  Probably also in S Cameroon.
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Record n°31937
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