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Hellenia speciosa as Cheilocostus speciosus


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Zingiberales

Familia: Costaceae
Genera: Chamaecostus – Cheilocostus – Costus – Dimerocostus – Hellenia – Monocostus – Paracostus – Tapeinochilos


Costaceae Nakai (1941)


  • Nakai, T. J. Jap. Bot. 17: 203. Apr 1941.
  • Govaerts, R. et al. 2014. Costaceae in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 8. Reference page
  • 2014. Costaceae. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 Feb. 8.
  • Specht, C.D. & Stevenson, D.W. 2006. A new phylogeny-based generic classification of Costaceae (Zingiberales) Taxon, 55(1): 159 (157; fig. 1).
  • Govaerts, R. (2013) Hellenia Retz., the correct name for Cheilocostus C.D.Specht (Costaceae), Phytotaxa, 151 (1): 63–64. Available on line [1]. Accessed Feb. 8 2014.

Vernacular names[edit]

suomi: Kostuskasvit
中文: 闭鞘姜科
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