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Costus woodsonii


Red Button Ginger

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassLiliopsidaMonocots (plants with a single seed leaf); includes the lily family
SubclassZingiberidaeGingers and related plants
OrderZingiberalesginger, cardamom, turmeric, galangal, myoga, bananas, arrowroot, and others
FamilyCostaceaePlants found throughout the tropics, with 5 fused staminodes (vs. 2) and no aromatic oils
GenusCostusGinger-like plants with spiraling stems
SpecieswoodsoniiNamed 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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Costus woodsonii (Red Button Ginger)

9/27/2010 · Road to Hana, Maui, HI ID is uncertain