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Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Costaceae
Genus: Dimerocostus
Species: D. argenteus – D. cryptocalyx – D. strobilaceus

Dimerocostus Kuntze, 1891.

Type species: Dimerocostus strobilaceus Kuntze


Mulfordia Rusby, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 55: 165 (1928).

Native distribution areas:

Southern America
Central America
Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama,
Venezuelan Antilles,
Northern South America
Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela,
Western South America
Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru,

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


Kuntze, C.E.O. 1891. Revisio Generum Plantarum 2: 687.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Dimerocostus in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 November 21. Reference page.
Hassler, M. 2019. Dimerocostus. 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 on the internet. Accessed: 2019 November 21. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Dimerocostus. Published online. Accessed: November 21 2019. 2019. Dimerocostus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 November 21.

Vernacular names

Dimerocostus is a group of plants in the Costaceae described as a genus in 1891.[2][3][4] It is native to Central and South America.[1][5][6][7]


Dimerocostus argenteus (Ruiz & Pav.) Maas - Peru, Bolivia
Dimerocostus cryptocalyx N.R.Salinas & Betancur - Colombia
Dimerocostus strobilaceus Kuntze - Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela (including Venezuelan Antilles), Guyana, Suriname, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia


Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
Kuntze, Carl Ernst Otto. 1891. Revisio Generum Plantarum 2: 687-688 in Latin
Tropicos, Dimerocostus Kuntze
Specht, C. D. & D. W. Stevenson. 2006. A new phylogeny-based generic classification of Costaceae (Zingiberales). Taxon 55(1): 153–163
Nelson Sutherland, C.H. (2008). Catálogo de las plantes vasculares de Honduras. Espermatofitas: 1-1576. SERNA/Guaymuras, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
Hokche, O., Berry, P.E. & Huber, O. (eds.) (2008). Nuevo Catálogo de la Flora Vascular de Venezuela: 1-859. Fundación Instituto Botánico de Venezuela
Idárraga-Piedrahita, A., Ortiz, R.D.C., Callejas Posada, R. & Merello, M. (eds.) (2011). Flora de Antioquia: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares 2: 1-939. Universidad de Antioquia, Medellín

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