Costus comosus Bakeri

Costus comosus rosc. var bakeri

  • Costus comosus Bakeri
  • Costus comosus Bakeri
  • Flower name
    Costus comosus Bakeri
  • Scientific name
    Costus comosus rosc. var bakeri
  • AliasCostus comosus rosc. var bakeri, コスタス
  • Place of originCentral America
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Botanical Gardens
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June, July, August
  • Language of flowersGlamorous

What is Costus comosus Bakeri

Costus comosus Bakeri (scientific name: Costus comosus Rosc. var Bakeri) is a large perennial herb native to Central America, belonging to the genus Costus in the family Costaceae. Fifteen to thirty red bracts make up the inflorescence, and each bract produces one or two yellow flowers. Because the red bracts look like flowers, they appear to bloom for a long period of time from spring to summer, but the yellow flowers are actually one-day flowers. The flowers can be eaten.

Common name: Costus comosus Bakeri, Scientific name: Costus comosus Rosc. var Bakeri, Origin: Central America; Plant Height: 100-180 cm; Leaf Color: Green; Leaf Shape: oblong; Leaf Margin: entire; Inflorescence: spiral; Inflorescence Form: cephalic/monopetalous; Flower Color (actually bract color): red, True flower color: yellow; bract diameter: 4-5 cm; flower diameter: 1 cm; flower shape: tubular; flowering season: January-October (peak March-August).


  • Order
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Costaceae
  • Genus
    Costus
  • Species
    C. comosus Rosc. var Bakeri
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cephalic inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typelarge perennial herb
  • Flower colorsYellow
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 180.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower1.0 ~ 1.0 cm

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