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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii
 Chamaedorea sp.
Family: Arecaceae / Palmae
Chamaedorea
Origin: Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPalm or palm-likeUnknown name

Stems obsolete to erect, slender or (rarely) subarborescent, solitary or (C. costaricana) cespitose, unarmed. Petioles unarmed, sometimes with conspicuous, yellowish, abaxial stripe, the sheath splitting or closed, sometimes (C. costaricana, C. graminifolia) forming brief crownshaft, rarely (C. costaricana) with distal, ligule-like structure. Leaf-blades simple and bifid to pinnately compound. Peduncle short to elongate, usually becoming orange to red in fruit, with 1-several elongate, apically bifid, persistent to deciduous bracts. Ripe fruits smooth to verrucose-echinulate (C. crucensis), globose to obovoid or ellipsoid, orange to red or (usually) dark purplish or black, with basal stigmatic residue.

Chamaedorea is unique, among palm genera occurring in Costa Rica, in being dioecious. This, however, is not a character of practical utility either in the herbarium or in the field. Most species are relatively nondescript, but can usually be recognized by the combination of small size (always less 10m tall), solitary (except C. costaricana), green stems, spineless and otherwise glabrous foliage, papery, apically bifid peduncular bracts, and ebracteate flowers. Some species have a yellowish abaxial stripe on the petiole and leaf-rachis, which is diagnostic, and species with pinnately compound leavs usually have sigmoid pinnae.

Male and female infls. of the same Chamaedorea sp. are sometimes very different. The ephemeral and seldom-collected male infls. and flowers generally provide the most useful diagnostic characters for Chamaedorea species; however, complete information is ideal. in synchrony.

Costa Rica and Panama comprise a center of diversity for Chamaedorea, which is especially species-rich in mid-elevation rain forests. Many species (especially those with simple leavs) are ornamental, and assiduously sought by unscrupulous collectors. Wild populations of such species are under constant siege, and some have been extirpated. Most Chamaedorea species are rare and local to begin with, which exacerbates the problem.


 Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea tepejilote

Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii
Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea schiedeana
Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea ernesti-augustii
Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea sp., Chamaedorea

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Chamaedorea schiedeana


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Christia sp., Swallowtail

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Christia vespertilionis (?) Mauve Swallowtail
 Christia sp.
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Faboideae
Swallowtail
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageUnknown name

Leaves have shape of butterfly wings.

Species and varieties:

Christia obcordata

Christia vespertilionis


 Christia sp., Swallowtail

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Christia maculata (?)


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Clerodendrum sp., Clerodendron

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Clerodendrum villosum (?)
 Clerodendrum sp.
Family: Lamiaceae   (Formerly:Verbenaceae)
Clerodendron
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Species and varieties:

Clerodendrum bungei

Clerodendrum calamitosum

Clerodendrum heterophyllum

Clerodendrum incisum

Clerodendrum inerme

Clerodendrum mastacanthum

Clerodendrum minahasse

Clerodendrum paniculatum

Clerodendrum philippinum

Clerodendrum quadriloculare

Clerodendrum sahelangii

Clerodendrum schmidtii

Clerodendrum speciosissimum

Clerodendrum speciosum

Clerodendrum splendens

Clerodendrum thomsoniae

Clerodendrum trichotomum

Clerodendrum ugandense

Clerodendrum wallichii


 Clerodendrum sp., Clerodendron

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Clerodendrum sp., Clerodendron

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Clerodendrum floribundum
Clerodendrum sp., Clerodendron

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Family: Combretaceae
Flame Creeper, Burning Bush
Origin: Tropical Africa
Large shrub 5-10 ftVine or creeperFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeUnknown name

Combretum is a robust, deciduous climber, sometimes a scrambling shrub or small tree. Masses of small flowers with bright red petals and long stamens form massed sprays which festoon the branches for about three weeks in spring. The oval leaves are 13-60mm long and 13-50mm wide. The fruit is 4-winged, green tinged with red or pink when young, drying to pale yellowish brown. Combretums have adapted to wind dispersal by developing a wing-like fruit structure that can carry the seed with the help of air currents or wind.

Allow it to grow up a fence or strong pergola or even to tumble down a north facing bank or grow into a large tree. Without support it will form a large rambling and spreading shrub. Grow in a protected position in a frost-prone area in light, well-drained soil enriched with compost. Water particularly well in Summer, but can withstand drought well. Prune hard if necessary to keep under control. Propagated from seed.

Species and varieties:

Combretum apiculatum

Combretum aubletii

Combretum caffrum

Combretum constrictum

Combretum engleri

Combretum erythrophyllum

Combretum fruticosum

Combretum grandiflorum

Combretum hereroense

Combretum imberbe

Combretum indicum

Combretum krausii

Combretum latifolia

Combretum microphyllum

Combretum molle

Combretum padoides

Combretum paniculatum

Combretum vendae

Combretum zeyheri


 Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum hereroense

Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum hereroense
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum zeyheri
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum molle
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum vendae
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum zeyheri
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum vendae
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum molle
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum paniculatum
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum latifolia
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum latifolia
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum imberbe
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum hereroense
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum vendae
Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Combretum sp., Flame Creeper, Burning Bush

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Family: Costaceae
Spiral Ginger
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersRed/crimson/vinous flowersYellow/orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsUnknown name

Costus are easilly distinguished from other commonly cultivated gingers because the leaves spiral around the main stem like a circular stairway. In fact they are called Spiral Gingers. The Costus species are rich and varied in form, flower and growing conditions. There are short mounding forms, spreading forms and upright forms.

Species and varieties:

Costus afer

Costus amazonica variegata

Costus curvibracteatus

Costus guanaiensis

Costus lasius

Costus longibracteolatus

Costus lucanusianus

Costus malortieanus

Costus nudicaulis

Costus productus

Costus pulverulentus

Costus scaber

Costus speciosus

Costus spicatus

Costus tappenbeckianus

Costus vargasii

Costus varzearum

Costus villosissimus

Costus woodsonii


 Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus longibracteolatus

Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus guanaiensis
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus pulverulentus
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus longibracteolatus
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus villosissimus
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus nudicaulis
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus amazonica variegata
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus vargasii
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus varzearum
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus villosissimus
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus vargasii
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus scaber
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus lasius yellow
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus lasius yellow
Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus sp., Spiral Ginger

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Costus curvibracteatus (?)


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