A New Costus (Costaceae) from Sarawak Borneo, Malaysia

K. Meekiong, l. B. lpor and C. S. Tawan

Published on : 31-Mar-2009

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2008.18.02.04


A new species of Costus L. (Costaceae) from Tutoh in Miri Division of Sarawak is described and illustrated. lt is similar to Costus speciosus (Koenig) Sm. but differs by having the inflorescence on the terminal of separate leafless shoot and reddish band on the tip of stamens, lts distribution is restricted to a small area at altitudes between 500 and 800 m. and so far is collected only from the type locality