Archive for Family: Costaceae

Costus woodsonii

Costus woodsonii Maas

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Cultivated only.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.


National University of Singapore; Cultivated; 2011.


National University of Singapore; Cultivated; 2011.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

(2) NParks Flora Fauna Web website

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Costus lucanusianus

Costus lucanusianus J. Braun & K. Sch.

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Exotic; Casual. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Flowers
Sengkang; Secondary forest; 2010.

More pictures can be found at

(1) The Plant Observatory website

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Costus speciosus

Costus speciosus (Koenig) Smith

Recent Synonyms: None relevant.

Status: Native; Common. Cultivated.

Growth Form or Habit: Herb.

Dehiscent fruits (bottom of infructescence)
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

Seeds
Bukit Batok; Secondary forest; 2010.

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