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 Republic, Chad, 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, Togo, Trinidad-Tobago, Uganda, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is., Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Hawaii, Queensland

Synonyms

Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

Classification

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PAFTOL

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?
Jan 1, 2018 Maas, P.J.M.; Maas-van de Kamer, H.; Valderrama, E. [10488] Colombia K000544484 Isotype Yes
Jan 1, 2018 Maas, P.J.M.; Maas-van de Kamer, H.; Valderrama, E. [10488] Colombia K000544485 Isotype Yes
Jan 1, 2012 Ndam, N. [591] Cameroon K000024815 Yes
Aug 1, 2007 Cheek, M.; Corcoran; Morgan [12498] Cameroon K:SPC-75976.000 No
Mar 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2471] Cameroon K000025724 Yes
Jul 25, 1967 Guilding, L. [s.n.] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines K000586744 Type Yes
Jul 25, 1967 Poiteau [s.n.] French Guiana K000586751 Type Yes
Ibarra Manríquez, G. [3400] Mexico K000586736 Isotype Yes
Dawkins, H.C. [537] Uganda K:SPC-11106.000 No
Forman, L.; Blewett, J.B.J. [937] Brunei K:SPC-61898.000 No
Mackinder, B.A. [156] Cameroon K:SPC-61704.000 No
Ching, Y.P.; et al. [S 64307] Malaysia K001769587 No
Forman, L. [646] K:SPC-38882.000 No
Sands, M.J.S. [2722] Papua New Guinea K:SPC-40568.000 No
Harris, D.J. [3151] Congo, Republic of the K:SPC-63044.000 No
Pérez Viso, R. [88] Equatorial Guinea K001581667 Yes
Ibarra Manríquez, G. [3400] Mexico K000586737 Type Yes
Nguyen, V.D.; Phuong, V.X.; Boumanivong, S.; Vongsoukhun [L-V 271] Laos K001590005 Yes
Milne-Redhead, E. [2718] Zambia K:SPC-38353.000 No
Harris, D.J. [2815] Cameroon K:SPC-63037.000 No
Thomas, D.W. [10346] Cameroon K001383609 Yes
Hedberg, O. [4779] Tanzania K001569051 No
Malaysia K:SPC-26703.000 No
Cruse, A.W. [432] Zambia K:SPC-10037.000 No
Cable, S. [2471] Cameroon K:SPC-61692.000 No
Sands, M.J.S. [1163] Papua New Guinea K:SPC-07749.000 No
[12594] Papua New Guinea K002189292 Yes
Cable, S.; et al. [146] Cameroon K:SPC-61622.000 No
Mamba, A.; Banze, A.; Datizua, C.; Osborne, J.; Mucaleque, P.; Rachide, T.; Maoji, S.O. (guide); Saide, R.O. (guide) [AM17] Mozambique K001346814 No
Rico, L.; Lopez, R. [1628] Bolivia K:SPC-72505.000 No
[s.n.] Philippines K002189247 Yes
Norman, E.M. [230] Uganda K:SPC-11103.000 No
Maas, P.J.M. [7867] Costa Rica K000586738 Isotype Yes
Cruse, A.W. [81a] Zimbabwe K:SPC-17364.000 No
Sintenis, P. [1740] Puerto Rico K000586739 Type Yes
Rico, L.; Lopez, R. [1628] Bolivia K000295251 No
Andrews, F.W. [1596] Sudan K:SPC-18198.000 No
Forman, L. [645] K:SPC-39291.000 No
[11065] Papua New Guinea K002189291 Yes
Kenya K:SPC-22057.000 No
Ireland K:SPC-17098.000 No
Harris, D.J. [3165] Congo, Republic of the K:SPC-60049.000 No
Verdcourt, B. [96] Tanzania K:SPC-17361.000 No
[s.n.] Philippines K002189249 Yes
K:SPC-63613.000 No
[s.n.] Philippines K002189248 Yes
Ecuador K:SPC-44648.000 No

Sources

  • Flora of Tropical East Africa

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

    • 'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
  • 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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 2024. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2023 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