Costus allenii

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Costus allenii


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Costaceae
Genus: Costus
Species: Costus allenii



Costus allenii Maas, Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 8: 61 (1972).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia; Venezuela
    • Regional: Central America
      • Costa Rica; Honduras; Panam

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



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