Costus spiralis (Jacq.) Roscoe
  • Trans. Linn. Soc. London


This taxon is accepted by Costaceae
Notes: More details could be found in The Plant List v.1.1. Originally in The Plant List v.1.0

General Information

Plants 1-2 m. tall, essentially glabrous throughout, the stem somewhat spiral; leaves broadly obovate-oval, abruptly subcaudate-acuminate, base rather obscurely subcordate-auriculate, 12-25 cm. long, 4-8 cm. broad, very shortly petiolate; inflorescence closely set amongst the upper reduced leaves, very broadly ovoid, 2-5 cm. long; bracts unappendaged, broadly ovate, 1.5-2.0 cm. long, deep red, glabrous; calyx 0.5-0.6 cm. long, broadly 3-dentate, red; ovary 0.4 cm. long; corolla 2.0-2.5 cm. long, deep red, the stamen and labellum about equal.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Antilles; Panama, probably also in Costa Rica and northern Colombia. in lowland thickets.

  • Provided by: [C].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • 1
    • ]. 

    Distribution Map

     
    • Native distribution
    Found in
    • Southern America Brazil Amapí
    • Amazonas
    • Parí
    • Rondônia
    • Roraima
    • Tocantins
    • Alagoas
    • Bahia
    • Ceará
    • Maranh
    • Pernambuco
    • Piauá
    • Rio Grande do Norte
    • Sergipe
    • Paraní
    • Rio Grande do Sul
    • Santa Catarina
    • Espirito Santo
    • Minas Gerais
    • Rio de Janeiro
    • São Paulo
    • Brazilia Distrito Federal
    • Goiás
    • Mato Grosso
    • Mato Grosso do Sul

     Information From

    Costaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    http://www.tropicos.org/ImageSearch.aspx
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020
    http://floradobrasil.jbrj.gov.br
    Brazil Flora G (2014): Brazilian Flora 2020 project - Projeto Flora do Brasil 2020. v393.147. Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botanico do Rio de Janeiro. Dataset/Checklist. doi:10.15468/1mtkaw
    • D Group Brazil Flora, REFLORA Program
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • E CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).