Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk project (HEAR)

Costus speciosus
(Costaceae)

Malay ginger, canereed, crape ginger, crepe ginger, spiral flag, wild ginger

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Species description or overview

Costus speciosus information from NTBG
Information about Costus speciosus is available from the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG).


Taxonomy & nomenclature

GRIN nomenclature info for Costus speciosus
Nomenclatural information about Costus speciosus is provided by USDA/ARS/NGRP/GRIN.

Costus speciosus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Costus speciosus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.

Costus speciosus information from ITIS
The Integrated Taxonomic Information System ITIS provides authoritative taxonomic information on Costus speciosus, as well as other plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

IPNI nomenclature info for Costus speciosus
Nomenclatural information about Costus speciosus is provided by The International Plant Names Index (IPNI).


Impacts

Costus speciosus (Costaceae): species information from GCW
Information on Costus speciosus as relevant to Pacific Islands is provided by the Global Compendium of Weeds (GCW).


Images

Images of Costus speciosus (Costaceae) (crape ginger, crepe ginger, malay ginger, spiral flag)
Links to high-resolution free images of Costus speciosus (Costaceae) (crape ginger, crepe ginger, malay ginger, spiral flag) by Forest & Kim Starr (USGS) are available here.

Costus speciosus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Costus speciosus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.


Distribution

Costus speciosus information from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Costus speciosus in Hawaii is available from the Smithsonian Flora of the Hawaiian Islands.

Costus speciosus information from the Smithsonian's Flora of the Hawaiian Islands
Information about Costus speciosus--including nomenclature and synonymy, and status and distribution in Hawaii--is provided by the "Flora of the Hawaiian Islands" website of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Links from this page include descriptive information about the species, as well as worldwide distributional information and general information about the genus.


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