The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

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H Costus scaber Ruiz & Pav. is an accepted name

This name is the accepted name of a species in the genus Costus (family Costaceae).

The record derives from WCSP (data supplied on ) which reports it as an accepted name (record 234761) with original publication details: Fl. Peruv. 1: 2 1798.

Full publication details for this name can be found in IPNI:


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

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied
Costus anachiri Jacq. Synonym H WCSP
Costus ciliatus Miq. Synonym H WCSP
Costus cylindricus var. anachiri (Jacq.) Petersen Synonym L WCSP
Costus cylindricus var. ciliatus (Miq.) Petersen Synonym L WCSP
Costus nutans K.Schum. Synonym H WCSP
Costus puchucupango J.F.Macbr. Synonym H WCSP
Costus quintus Roem. & Schult. [Invalid] Synonym H WCSP
Costus scaberulus Rich. ex Gagnep. Synonym H WCSP
Costus tatei Rusby Synonym H WCSP

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Earlier versions

This name was in version 1 of The Plant List, record kew-234761, and has not been changed.