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Caldasia

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SALINAS, NELSON R.; CLAVIJO, LAURA  and  BETANCUR, JULIO. A New Species of Costus (Costaceae) from the Colombian Amazonia. Caldasia [online]. 2007, vol.29, n.2, pp.195-201. ISSN 0366-5232.

Costus fissicalyx N. R. Salinas, Clavijo & Betancur, a new species from the southeastern Colombian Amazon is described and illustrated. Information about its taxonomic relationships, distribution, and habitat is also presented. Costus fissicalyx is different from the other species of the genus mainly because of the form and kind of calyx growth.

Keywords : Amazonia; Flora of Colombia; Costaceae; Costus; Neotropical plants.

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