The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Costus

The genus Costus is in the family Costaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Costus

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Costus acanthocephalus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus acreanus (Loes.) Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus adolphi-friderici Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus afer Ker Gawl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus allenii Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus amazonicus (Loes.) J.F.Macbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus amazonicus Linden ex K.Koch Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus arabicus L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus araneosus Gagnep. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus asplundii (Maas) Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus asteranthus Maas & H.Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus barbatus Suess. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus beckii Maas & H.Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus bicolor J.Braun & K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus bracteatus Rowlee Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus bullatus Meekiong, Muliati & Ipor Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus chartaceus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus chrysocephalus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus claviger Benoist Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus clemensiae Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus comosus (Jacq.) Roscoe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Costus cordatus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus cupreifolius Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus curvibracteatus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus deistelii K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus dendrophilus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus dewevrei De Wild. & T.Durand Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus dewevrei De Wildemann & T. Durand Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Costus dinklagei K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus dirzoi García-Mend. & G.Ibarra Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus dubius (Afzel.) K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus eburneus Meekiong, Muliati & Tawan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus erythrocoryne K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus erythrophyllus Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus erythrothyrsus Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus fissicalyx N.R.Salinas, Clavijo & Betancur Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus fissiligulatus Gagnep. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus foliaceus Lock & A.D.Poulsen Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus fortalezae K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus gabonensis Koechlin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus geothyrsus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus giganteus Welw. ex Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus glaucus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus guanaiensis Rusby Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Costus juruanus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus laevis Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus lasius Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus lateriflorus Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus le-testui Pellegr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus ledermannii Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus leucanthus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus ligularis Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus lima K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus longibracteolatus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus lucanusianus J.Braun & K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus maboumiensis Pellegr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus macranthus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus maculatus Roscoe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus malortieanus H.Wendl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus megalobractea K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus microcephalus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus monosperma Miq. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Costus montanus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus mosaicus W.Bull Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus muluensis Meekiong, Ipor & Tawan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus mulus Meekiong, Ipor & Tawan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus nemotrichus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus nitidus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus nudicaulis Baker Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus oblongus S.Q.Tong Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus oligophyllus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus osae Maas & H.Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus phaeotrichus Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus phyllocephalus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus pictus D.Don Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus plicatus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus plowmanii Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus prodigiosus A. Chev. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Costus productus Gleason ex Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Costus pulverulentus C.Presl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus purpurascens Huber Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Costus quasi-appendiculatus Woodson ex Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus registrator Büsgen Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus ricus Maas & H.Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus rumphianus Valeton ex K.Heyne Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus sarmentosus Bojer Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus scaber Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus schlechteri H.J.P.Winkl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus sepacuitensis Rowlee Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus spectabilis (Fenzl) K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus spicatus (Jacq.) Sw. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus spiralis (Jacq.) Roscoe Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus sprucei Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus stenophyllus Standl. & L.O.Williams Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus subbiflorus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus sulfureus K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus talbotii Ridl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus tappenbeckianus J.Braun & K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus tappenbeckianus Braun-Blanq. & K. Schum. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Costus tonkinensis Gagnep. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus ubangiensis Gagnep. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus ulei Loes. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus vargasii Maas & H.Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus varzearum Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus villosissimus Jacq. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus vinosus Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus violaceus Koechlin Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus viridis S.Q.Tong Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus wilsonii Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus woodsonii Maas Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus zamoranus Steyerm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Costus zingiberoides J.F.Macbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 199 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Costus. Of these 105 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 30 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Costus. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 199 species names for the genus Costus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 105 52.8%
Synonym 87 43.7%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 7 3.5%

All names

The status of the 229 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Costus recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 109 47.6%
Synonym 113 49.3%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 7 3.1%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 199 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Costus, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 105 82 0 0 187 94.0%
Medium confidence 0 5 0 0 5 2.5%
Low confidence 0 0 0 7 7 3.5%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Costus is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 0 5 0 5 0 10 5.0%
WCSP 105 82 0 2 0 189 95.0%