Costaceae

Hellenia Retz.

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 6 September 2022
  1. Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) S.R.Dutta, Pleione 7 (2013) 228; Govaerts, Phytotaxa 151 (2013) 64, isonym; ≡ Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.Specht, Taxon 55 (2006) 159, nom. illeg., 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 J.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 glaber (K.Schum.) Merr., EPFP 1 (1924) 246, as 'glabra'; ≡ Costus speciosus var. glaber K.Schum., Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 27 (1899) 343, as 'glabra'. = 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, Isabela, 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.

Parahellenia N.H.Xia, Juan Chen, L.Y.Zeng & S.Jin Zeng

Last edited by Pieter B. Pelser, 6 September 2022
  1. Parahellenia globosa (Blume) N.H.Xia, Juan Chen & S.Jin Zeng, Plant Diversity 44 (2022) 396; ≡ Hellenia globosa (Blume) S.R.Dutta, Pleione 4 (2010) 152; ≡ Cheilocostus globosus (Blume) C.D.Specht, Taxon 55 (2006) 160, nom. illeg., nom. superfl.; ≡ Costus globosus Blume, Enum. Pl. Javae (1828) 62; Type: from Java. = Costus clemensae Ridl., PJS 4 c (1909) Bot. 193; Merr., EPFP 1 (1924) 246; Maas, Blumea 25 (1979) 546; Type: Clemens 1173, Mindanao: Lake Lanao, Camp Keithley. = ?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 del Sur, Zamboanga. Notes: Forested slopes, c. 700m. Native.

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