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  Costus phyllocephalus
  Family Name : Costaceae

  Synonyms : Costus fissiligulatus

  Common Names : African Princess, Cameroon Costus, Cameroon Pink Ginger

 
African Princess,Cameroon Costus,Cameroon Pink Ginger
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
      Mode of Nutrition :
      Autotrophic
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Nigeria to SW. Uganda and N. Zambia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a spiral ginger which grows about 1.5 m tall.
      Foliage: Its leaves are green and narrowly ovate, spirally arranged on the stem. The ligule is membranous, splitting into two unequal lobes.
      Flowers: Its terminal inflorescence is ovoid to globose. The bracts are green and has one flower each. Its flowers are trumpet-shaped, pink with yellow throat.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting, Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Foliar Arrangement Along Stem :
      Spiral
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, White
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence
      Flower Location :
      Terminal
      Individual Flower Shape :
      Trumpet-shaped

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