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Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Liliopsida (388)

      Order: Zingiberales (26)

        Family: Costaceae (3)(family description)

          Genus: Costus (2)

            Epithet: dubius (Afzel.) K.Schum. (2)

Synonyms: Costus albus A.Chev. ex Koechlin, Costus edulis De Wild. & T.Durand, Costus trachyphyllus K.Schum., Costus zechii K.Schum., Zingiber dubium Afzel.

albus => dead white, without lustre

dubium => doubtful, uncertain (usually in regard to taxonomic placement)

dubius => doubtful, uncertain (usually in regard to taxonomic placement)

edulis => edible

trachyphyllus => rough-leaved

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: yellow, white

External links

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