Red Button Ginger
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Liliopsida||Monocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family|
|Subclass||Zingiberidae||Gingers and related plants|
|Order||Zingiberales||ginger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others|
|Family||Costaceae||Plants found throughout the tropics, with 5 fused staminodes (vs. 2) and no aromatic oils|
|Genus||Costus||Ginger-like plants with spiraling stems|
|Species||woodsonii||Named for Robert E. Woodson, Jr., Missouri Botanical Garden curator and botanist|
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Costus woodsonii description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 8 May 2012.
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9/27/2010 · Road to Hana, Maui, HI ID is uncertain