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The Botanical System of the Plants
Das Botanisches System der Pflanzen
Friedrich A. Lohmueller

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Familia: Costaceae Nakai (1941) - (Costus Family, Costusgewächse)

Genus:  Costus L. ( ; Kostwurz, Spiralingwer, Zieringwer)


Costus deistellii
Costus deistellii
 
Costus lucanusianus
Costus lucanusianus
 
   

Species: ~ 80 (former: ~ 100)
Geography: pantropical.
  • Costus afer Ker Gawl. - Senegal, Nigeria,
      (syn.: Costus dubius (Afzel.) K.Schum)
  • Costus allenii Maas
  • Costus arabicus L.
  • Costus barbatus Suess. - (Spiral Ginger)
  • Costus chartaceus Maas - (Christmas Costus)
  • Costus claviger Benoist
  • Costus curvibracteatus Maas -(Spiralingwer)
  • Costus comosus Roscoe - Central America, northern South America
  • Costus cuspidatus (Nees & Mart.) Maas
  • Costus deistellii K.Schum. tropical Africa.
  • Costus dubius (Afzel.) K.Schum. = Costus afer Ker Gawl.
  • Costus englerianus K.Schum
  • Costus erythrothyrsus Loes. (Rotblättriger Spiralingwer, Rotblättriger Zieringwer)
  • Costus erythrocoryne
  • Costus fragilis Maas
  • Costus fusiformis Maas
  • Costus giganteus - (Giant Ginger)
  • Costus guanaiensis Rusby
  • Costus igneus
  • Costus laevis Ruiz & Pav - southern Central America, northern South America
  • Costus lasius Loes.
  • Costus lima K.Schum.
  • Costus ligularis
  • Costus longebracteolatus
  • Costus lucanusianus J.Braun & K.Schum. - (Kreppingwer) - Central Africa: Kamerun, Kongo.
  • Costus malortieanus H.Wendl. - (Spiralingwer) - Costa Rica.
  • Costus osae Maas & H. Maas - Costa Rica.
  • Costus oblongus S.Q.Tong - China: southern Xizang, western Yunnan.
  • Costus phaeotrichus
  • Costus phyllocephalus
  • Costus potierae F.Muell.
  • Costus pulverulentus C.Presl
  • Costus ricus Maas & H.Maas - southern Central America, northern South America
  • Costus rumphianus Valeton ex K.Heyne
  • Costus scaber Ruiz & Pav.
  • Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw.
  • Costus spectabilis
  • Costus speciosus (J.Konig) Sm. (Crape Ginger) - southeast Asia.
  • Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw. (Spiked Spirlaflag Ginger)
      (Syn.: Costus cylindricus Jacq., Alpinia spicata Jacq., Costus stenophyllus Standl. & L.O.Williams, Costus tappenbeckianus J.Braun & K.Schum.)
  • Costus spiralis (Jacq.) Roscoe
  • Costus spiralis var. spiralis
  • Costus spiralis var. villosus Maas
  • Costus stenophyllus Standl. & L.O.Williams
  • Costus tappenbeckianus Br.-Bl. & K.Schum.
  • Costus tonkinensis Gagnep. - China: (Guangdong, Guangxi, Yunnan), Vietnam.
  • Costus villosissimus Jacq.
  • Costus viridis S.Q.Tong - China: Yunnan
  • Costus tapenbeckianus
  • Costus woodsonii Maas

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