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Costus dubius (Green Grenade Ginger) (Costaceae)

Costus dubius is one unmistakable plant. I found the common name Green Grenade Ginger on Flickr and found it rather humorous but extremely apt! The bulb-like structure that bears the flowers does look like a grenade! Costus used to be … Continue reading

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