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Costus dubius

Costus dubius, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Costaceae
Genus: Costus
Species: Costus dubius

Costus dubius (Afzel.) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 46: 409 (1904).

Zingiber dubium Afzel., Rem. Guin. 2: 9 (1813).
Costus maculatus Roscoe, Monandr. Pl. Scitam.: t. 82 (1825).
Costus afer var. maculatus (Roscoe) Baker in D.Oliver & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Trop. Afr. 7: 299 (1898).
Costus littoralis K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 46: 395 (1904).
Costus zechii K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 46: 409 (1904).
Costus albus A.Chev. ex Koechlin, Fl. Gabon 9: 68 (1964).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Africa
Regional: Tropical Africa
Angola; Burkina; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Repu; Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; Ghana; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Guinea Is.; Ivory Coast; Kenya; Liberia; Malawi; Mali; Mozambique; Nigeria; Queensland; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Zare

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Schumann, K.M. in H. G. A. Engler, 1904. Pflanzenr. IV. 46(Heft 20):409.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Costus dubius in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 20. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Costus dubius. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2019. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published online. Accessed: 2019 November 20. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Costus dubius. Published online. Accessed: November 20 2019. 2019. Costus dubius. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 20 November 2019.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Costus dubius in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 08-Apr-12.

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