Genus: Cheilocostus C. D. Specht

Family: Costaceae
Alternate family(ies): Zingiberaceae
Genus number: 28764
Last updated: 19-Jun-2019
Accession Count: 5 (1 active, 1 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) against the homotypic synonyms (Shenzhen ICN Art. 14.4) Hellenia Retz., nom. rej. prop. & Tsiana J. F. Gmel., nom. rej. prop. under the assumption that the earlier synonym Banksea J. Koenig is an illegitimate later homonym of Banksia J. R. Forst. & G. Forst. and Banksia L. f.

List of Species Records in GRIN


  1. Specht, C. D. & D. W. Stevenson. 2006. A new phylogeny-based generic classsification of Costaceae (Zingiberales). Taxon 55:153-163.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 16 September 2019.