Costus macranthus K. Schum.

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: macranthus: large-flowered
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,E
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Lock, J.M. & Diniz, M.A. (2010). Costaceae Flora Zambesiaca 13(4) Page 117.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 112.

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Flora of Malawi: Costus macranthus
Flora of Mozambique: Costus macranthus
Flora of Zambia: Costus macranthus

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Costus macranthus
African Plant Database: Costus macranthus
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Costus macranthus
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Costus macranthus
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Costus macranthus
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Costus macranthus
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Costus macranthus
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Costus macranthus
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Costus macranthus
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Costus macranthus
Ispot Southern Africa: Costus macranthus
JSTOR Plant Science: Costus macranthus
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Costus macranthus
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Costus macranthus
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Costus macranthus
The Plant List (version 1.1): Costus macranthus
Tropicos: Costus macranthus

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-18

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2018). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Costus macranthus., retrieved 21 March 2018

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