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Vernacular names of plants within the Genus Costus

spiked spiralflag

Hierarchical position of the Genus Costus

   Regnum  Plantae
common name: The plant kingdom
   Divisio  Magnoliophyta Cronquist
syn. Angiospermophyta / Anthophyta
pub. Takht. & Zimmerm. ex Reveal, Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: angiosperms, flowering plants
   Subdivisio  Magnoliophytina Frohne & U. Jensen ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 79: 70. 29 Apr 1996.
common name: Angiosperms
   Classis  Liliopsida Brongn.
pub. Enum. Pl. Mus. Paris: xv, 17. 12 Aug 1843.
common name: Monocots
   Subclassis  Zingiberidae Cronquist
pub. 1978
   SuperOrdo  Zingiberanae Takht. ex Reveal
pub. Phytologia 74: 179. 25 Mar 1993.
   Ordo  Zingiberales Griseb.
pub. Grundr. Syst. Bot.: 167. Jan-Jun 1854.
   Familia  Costaceae Nakai
pub. J. Jap. Bot. 17: 203. Apr 1941.
   Subfamilia  Costoideae Blume ex Hassk.
pub. Cat. Hort. Bot. Bogor.: 51. Oct 1844.
   Tribus  Costeae Meisn.
pub. Pl. Vasc. Gen.: Tab. Diagn. 389, Comm. 291. 17-20 Aug 1842.
   Genus  Costus L.
pub. (1753)
common name: costus

Named members of the Genus Costus

   Species  cylindricus Jacq.
syn. Costus spicatus
   Species  guanaiensis Rusby
   Varietas  macrostrobilus (K. Schum.) Maas
common name: cana de India  (Mexico)
   Species  macrostrobilus K. Schum.
syn. Costus guanaiensis var. macrostrobilus
   Species  speciosus (Koenig) Sm.
common name: canereed
   Species  spicatus (Jacq.) Sw.
common name: spiked spiralflag

Individual specimen entries are published in the sample database supplied with The Compleat Botanica for species or varieties of this supra-generic taxon.

For a description of the methodology followed in establishing this hierarchy see the note Nomenclature used in The Compleat Botanica.


Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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