Costaceae

Hellenia Retz.

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 22 August 2021
  1. Hellenia globosa (Blume) S.R.Dutta, Pleione 4 (2010) 152; ≡ Cheilocostus globosus (Blume) C.Specht, Taxon 55 (2006) 160, nom. superfl; ≡ Costus globosus Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae (1828) 62. = Costus clemensiae Ridl., PJS 4 c (1909) Bot. 193; Merr., EPFP 1 (1924) 246; Maas, Blumea 25 (1979) 546. = ?Amomum warburgii (K.Schum.) K.Schum. in Engl., Pflanzenreich 20 (1904) 257; Ridl., PJS 4 c (1909) Bot. 171; Merr., EPFP 1 (1922) 241; ≡ Costus warburgii K.Schum. in Engl., Bot. Jahrb. 27 (1899) 346; Type: Warburg s.n., Mindanao: probably Davao. Distribution: Borneo, Java, Malay Peninsula, Philippines, Sumatra, Thailand. MINDANAO: Lanao, Zamboanga. Notes: Forested slopes, c. 700m. Native.
  2. Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) Govaerts, Phytotaxa 151 (2013) 64; ≡ Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.Specht, Taxon 55 (2006) 159, nom. superfl; ≡ Costus speciosus (J.Koenig) Sm., Trans. Linn. Soc. 1 (1791) 249; Merr., Fl. Manila (1912) 160; EPFP 1 (1924) 246; Steiner, PJS 88 (1959) 35; Maas, Blumea 25 (1979) 546; ≡ Banksia speciosa Koenig in Retz., Observ. Bot. 3 3 (1784)75; Type: from Indonesia. = Costus hirsutus Blume, Enum. Pl. Jav. 1 (1827) 61; Merr., EPFP 1 (1924) 246. = Costus glabra (K.Schum.) Merr., EPFP 1 (1924) 246; ≡ Costus speciosus (J.Koenig) Sm. var. glabra K.Schum., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27 (1899) 343. = Costus sericeus Blume, Enum. Pl. Jav. 1 (1827) 62; Merr., EPFP 1 (1924) 246. Distribution: Andaman Isls, Australia, Bangladesh, Bismarck Arch, Borneo, Cambodia, China, India, Java, Laos, Lesser Sunda Isls, Malay Peninsula, Moluccas, Myanmar, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Isls, Philippines, Solomon Isls, Sri Lanka, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam. BASILAN, CEBU, JOLO, LEYTE, LUZON: Albay, Bataan, Batangas, Benguet, Camarines, Cavite, La Union, Laguna, Mountain Province, Nueva Vizcaya, Quezon, Rizal, Sorsogon, MASBATE, MINDANAO, NEGROS, PANAY, POLILLO, SAMAR. Notes: Low and medium elevation primary forests, old clearings, etc. Common. Cultivated as an ornamental. Merrill (1924) believes that the common wild Philippine form is specifically distinct. Native.

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