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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.
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, Democratic Republic of the Congo
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Aubréville, A. et al., eds. 1963-. Flore du Cameroun.
  2. Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage
  3. Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening
  4. Keay, R. W. J. & F. N. Hepper. 1953-1972. Flora of west tropical Africa, ed. 2.
  5. Kunkel, G. 1984. Plants for human consumption
  6. Lebrun, J. P. & A. L. Stork. 1991-. Énumération des plantes à fleurs d'Afrique tropicale. Note: Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de la Ville de Genève
  7. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  8. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  9. Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952-. Flora of tropical East Africa.

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 21 July 2019.