Costus

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Contains 1 accepted taxa overall.

Family:COSTACEAE
Common Name:COSTUS
Specimen: View USF Herbarium specimens of this genus

Classification

Division
Class
Sub Class
Order ZINGIBERALES
FamilyCOSTACEAE
Genus Costus

Citation

Citation COSTUS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: TYPE: Costus arabicus Linnaeus

** Not applicable or data not available.

Species

Scientific NameCommon NameHerbarium SpecimensPhotos
Costus pulverulentus SPIRAL GINGER

Genus Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Banksea Banksea J. König, in Retzius, Observ. Bot. 3: 75. 1783, non Banksia J. R. Forster & G. Forster 1775 (nom. rej.), nec Banksia Linnaeus f. 1782 (nom. cons.). TYPE: Banksea speciosa J. König
Cadalvena Cadalvena Fenzl, Sitzungsber. Kaiserl. Akad. Wiss., Math.-Naturwiss. Cl., Abt. 1. 51: 139. 1863. TYPE: Cadalvena spectabilis Fenzl
Hellenia Hellenia Retzius, Observ. Bot. 6: 18. 1791. TYPE: Hellenia grandiflora Retzius, nom. illegit. (Banksea speciosa J. König) Substitute name for Banksea J. König 1783, non Banksia J. R. Forster & G. Forster 1775 (nom. rej.), nec Banksia Linnaeus f. 1782 (nom. cons.).
Jacuanga Jacuanga T. Lestibudois, Ann. Sci. Nat., Bot., ser. 2. 15: 329, 341. 1841. TYPE: Costus pisonis Lindley
Planera Planera Giseke, Praelect. Ord. Nat. 205, 244. 1792, non J. F. Gmelin 1791. TYPE: Planera speciosa (J. König) Giseke (Banksea speciosa J. König) = Hellenia Retzius 1791.
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