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Taxon: Costus afer Ker Gawl.

 
Genus: Costus
Family: Costaceae
Nomen number: 11685
Place of publication: Bot. Reg. 8: t. 683. 1823
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 15-Feb-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 11-May-2001
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • spiral-ginger  (Source: Hortus 3) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Zander ed13)
  • Food additives:
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. Flore du Cameroun. (F Cameroun)
  2. Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  3. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  4. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2. (F WT Afr)
  5. Kunkel, G. Plants for human consumption. 1984 (L Edible Pl)
  6. Lebrun, J. P. & A. L. Stork Énumération des plantes à fleurs d'Afrique tropicale. (L Afr Trop)
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  9. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)

Check other web resources for Costus afer Ker Gawl. :

  • 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.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=11685. Accessed 15 January 2019.