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Taxon: Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw.

Genus: Costus
Family: Costaceae. Also placed in: Zingiberaceae
Nomen number: 426906
Place of publication: Prodr. 11. 1788
Name verified on: 05-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Puerto Rico

References:

  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Maas, P. J. M. 1972. Costoideae (Zingiberaceae). Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 8:101.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2.
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Check other web resources for Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw.:

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

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  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?426906 (31 July 2014)

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