Taxon: Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw.

 
Genus: Costus
Family: Costaceae
Nomen number: 426906
Place of publication: Prodr. 11. 1788
Name Verified on: 05-Aug-2002 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 05-Aug-2002
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 2 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Martinique; Puerto Rico

References:

  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. 1974-1989 (F LAnt)
  • Maas, P. J. M. 1972. Costoideae (Zingiberaceae) Fl. Neotrop. Monogr. 8:101.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Núñez Meléndez, E. Plantas medicinales de Puerto Rico: Folklore y fundamentos científicos. 1982 (Pl Med PR)
  • Wiersema, J. H. & B. León World economic plants: a standard reference (on-line edition) [medicinal plants only]. (World Econ Pl Med)

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Check other web resources for Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.