Monocostus uniflorus

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Monocostus uniflorus


Taxonavigation: Zingiberales 
Classification System: APG IV

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

Familia: Costaceae
Genus: Monocostus
Species: Monocostus uniflorus



Monocostus uniflorus (Poepp. ex Petersen) Maas (1968)


  • Basionym
    • Costus uniflorus Poepp. ex Petersen in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 3(3): 58 (1890).
  • Homotypic
    • Dimerocostus uniflorus (Poepp. ex Petersen) K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 46: 427 (1904).
  • Heterotypic
    • Monocostus ulei K.Schum. in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 46: 429 (1904).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Southern America
    • Regional: Western South America
      • N. Peru

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



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