Costus L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 2 (1753)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is Tropics & Subtropics.

Distribution

Native to:

Angola, Argentina Northeast, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Borneo, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Cabinda, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Colombia, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Kenya, Leeward Is., Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Maluku, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Tanzania, Tibet, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Queensland

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Flora of West Tropical Africa

  • F.T.A. 7: 297.
  • Sp. Pl. 2 (1753)

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • K. Schum. in E.P. IV. 46: 378 (1904)
  • L., Gen. Pl., ed. 5:2 (1754)
  • Sp. Pl.: 2 (1753)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Aug 1, 2007 Cheek, M. [12498], Cameroon 75976.000 No
Cruse, A.W. [432], Zambia 10037.000 No
Dawkins, H.C. [537], Uganda 11106.000 No
Ireland 17098.000 No
Cruse, A.W. [81a], Zimbabwe 17364.000 No
Kenya 22057.000 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [2718], Zambia 38353.000 No
Harris, D.J. [3165], Congo 60049.000 No
Cable, S. [146], Cameroon 61622.000 No
Mackinder, B.A. [156], Cameroon 61704.000 No
Harris, D.J. [2815], Cameroon 63037.000 No
Harris, D.J. [3151], Congo 63044.000 No
Rico, L. [1628], Bolivia 72505.000 No
Rico, L. [1628], Bolivia K000295251 No
Maas, P.J.M. [7867], Costa Rica K000586738 isotype Yes

Sources

  • Colombian resources for Plants made Accessible

    • ColPlantA 2021. Published on the Internet at http://colplanta.org
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

    • Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
  • Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China

    • The Malesian Key Group (2010) Interactive Key to Seed Plants of Malesia and Indo-China (Version 2.0, 28 Jul 2010) The Nationaal Herbarium Nederland Leiden and The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
  • Kew Backbone Distributions

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images
  • Neotropikey

    • Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    • http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0