Hellenia speciosa (J. Koenig ex Smith) S. Dutta, Pleione 7(1): 228. 2013 as per efi thread;
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Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht, Taxon 55: 159 2006. (Syn: Amomum arboreum Lour.; Amomum hirsutum Lam.; Banksea speciosa J.König; Banksia speciosa Koenig; Cardamomum arboreum (Lour.) Kuntze; Costus angustifolius Ker Gawl; Costus argyrophyllus Wall. [Invalid]; Costus crispiflorus Stokes; Costus foeniculaceus Noronha; Costus formosanus Nakai; Costus glaber (K.Schum.) Merr.; Costus glabratus Rchb. [Illegitimate]; Costus hirsutus Blume; Costus lamingtonii F.M.Bailey; Costus loureiroi Horan.; Costus nipalensis Roscoe; Costus potierae F.Muell.; Costus sericeus Blume; Costus speciosus (J.König) Sm. ……….; Costus vaginalis Salisb.; Hellenia grandiflora Retz.; Kaempferia speciosa (J.König) Thunb.; Planera speciosa (J.König) Giseke; Tsiana speciosa (J.König) J.F.Gmel.) as per The Plant List ;
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¿ ky-lo-KOS-tus ? — from the Greek cheilo (lip) and from the Arabic koost
spee-see-OH-sus — showy, spectacular … Dave’s Botanary 

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commonly known as: cane-reed, crepe ginger, Malay ginger, spiral flag, spiral ginger, wild gingerAssamese: যম লাখুটি jom lakhutiBengali: কেউ keu, কেউমুক keumuk, কুষ্ট koostDogri: chamar-gatha, केउ keuGujarati: પેવટો pevatoHindi: केउ keu, कुष्ठ kushthaKannada: ಚಂಗಲಕೋಷ್ಟ changalakoshta, ನರಿ ಕಬ್ಬು nari kabbu, ನಾಯಿ ಕಬ್ಬು naayi kabbu, ಪುಷ್ಕರಮೂಲ pushkaramulaKonkani: कोशी koshiMalayalam: ആനക്കൂവ anakkuva, ചണ്ണക്കൂവ cannakkuvaManipuri: khongbam takheleiMarathi: कोष्ट koshta, पेव pevNepali: बेलौरी belauriOriya: କୁଷ୍ଠ kushthaSanskrit: केमुक kemuka, कुष्ठ kusthaTamil: கோஷ்டம் kostam, வெண்கோஷ்டம் ven-kostamTelugu: కాశ్మీరము kasmiramu, కిముక kimuka, కోష్టము koshtamuTulu: ಕಣ್ಣುಥ ಮರ್ದು kannutha mardu, ಕೋರಿಕೊಟ್ಟು korikottu, ನರಿಕ್ಕಬ್ಬು narikkabbu
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more names, the lesser usedHindi (derived from Sanskrit): भाशुर bhasurनिरज nirajaपद्मपत्त्र padma-pattraपद्मक padmakपाकल pakalपारिभाव्य pari-bhavyaपावन pavanपुष्कर pushkarरोग rogaविषाण vishanव्याप्य vyapya • Marathiखंबारी khambariपिंगा pingaपुष्कर pushkaraशिवणी shivaniवागचवडा vagachavadaवागराटी vagarati • Oriya (derived from Sanskrit): ବ୍ଯାପ୍ଯ byapyaକୌବେରୀ kauberiକଉକଉଆ kaukauaପାବନ pabanaପଦ୍ମମୂଳ padmamulaପାକଳ pakalaପାରିଭାବ୍ଯ paribhabyaପୁଷ୍କର pushkaraପୁଷ୍କରିଣୀ pushkariniପୂଷ୍ପରମୂଳ pusparamulaରୁଜ rujaସ୍ବଳ୍ପ ତରୁ swalpa taru • Sanskritआमय amayaभासुर bhasuraब्रह्मतीर्थ brahmatirthaदुष्ट dustaजरण jaranaज्वरक्षय jvaraksayaकदाख्य kadakhyaकौबेर kauberaकुठिक kuthikaकुत्स kutsaमृत्फली mrtphaliपद्मक padmakaपद्मपर्ण padmaparnaपद्मवर्णक padmavarnakaपाकल pakalaपारिभाव्य paribhavyaपावन pavanaपुष्कर puskaraपुष्करिनी puskariniराजभद्रक rajabhadrakaरुजा rujaशीतल shitalaशुष्कसम्भव shuskasambhavaश्वासारि shvasariसुबंधुः subandhuhउत्पल utpalaवानीरज vanirajaविषाण visanaव्याधि vyadhiव्याम vyamaवाप्य vyapya • Teluguబోకఛ్చిక bokachcikaకేవుకిన్న kevukinnaకేవుకంద kevukanda 
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25032011pj1 for sharing: Please find attached costus speciosus. This wild plant had been introduced in Kaiga garden. It looks awesome in monsoon season.


– the name of the Costus speciosus (J. Konig.) Sm. is now changed. The new name for Costus speciosus is Cheilocostus speciosus (J. Konig) C. Specht

For publication details please see Taxon 55: 159 2006.


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COSTUS SPECIOSUS: Attaching an image of Costus speciosus in bloom. It is known as keu in Hindi/Bangla.


It is learned from “The Plant list” site that Costus speciosus is a synonym of Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht (http:// www.theplantlist.org/tpl/record/kew-343835) of Costaceae family. Lots of shuffling is happening. Hope this would be the end of most of the confusions, or I dont know it would lead more…..


Mine have not yet commenced flowering this year. Sending a few of last years photographs.


In Kerala this species has started flowering 2 weeks back itself.



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ID Pls – Unknown Plant grows every year !!: this picture was taken in my garden at kolkata, west bengal , India.

It grows every year automatically in the month of June /July & it starts flowering in Oct.
Color of the flower – white, which attracts huge amount of red ants.
The plant dies automatically in Dec/Jan.
please let me know the name & character of the plant.


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Flower ID Request 13-08-2011:  I grabbed this pic of a flower growing in IIT Bombay today. The plant had
grown to about 1.5 metres and the flowers appeared to borne on a deep blood red pedicel (that’s what I believe it is called). I have attached two crops, one of the flower and the other of the leaves. Please let me know what flower it could be.

This is probably Costus speciosus. Common in Sahyadri, especially in monsoon locally known as Koshtha or Pev.


yes it is now known as Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König)


Yes it is Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht of Costaceae family.



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Costus speciosus (Spiral ginger): sending photo of Spiral Ginger.
Date : 24th August 2008
Place : Yewoor forest, Thane

In Marathi called as Pev



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Wild Ginger from CKBS:  this wild Ginger flower was seen at CKBS wildlife sanctuary near Kolkata.
few days back.
Hope you will like the image


Fruits of Cheilocostus speciosus.


Yes… its a costus… … has the name right… it not wild ginger…



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Flora of Haryana: Costus sp from TDL Herbal Park Yamunanagar:

Sharing pics of Costus sp from TDL Herbal Park Yamunanagar
No flowers i think it is difficult to id the sp without flowers

Can it be C speciosus


Yes it is Costus speciosus.



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Spiral Ginger flowering:  Photographed on my property at Shahapur yesterday. Spiral Ginger [Costus specious] had commenced flowering. My previous photographs of this are available in the archives of this group.



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Cheilocostus speciosus (Crepe ginger) MN 210812:  Sending a photo of Costus speciosus.
Costus speciosus (Crepe ginger)
Saat pul, Dombivli
21.8.2012


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Kaas Week : Cheilocostus speciosus:  On the hill slopes (enroute to lake), Aug., 2009


…, nice composition. This photograph reminds me of old “HMV” symbol (His Masters Voice).



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Cheilocostus speciosus MN201012:  Cheilocostus speciosus

Yeoor
20.10.2012


Nice photographs … I think white flowers had fallen down.  


Thanks … for the appreciation. Yes the white flowers have gone and you can see black seeds in its place.


Seedpods of this plant, recorded yesterday. It is very common here.



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Plz id this herb: pa1 – 23oct2012:  I have been a member of this egroup recently and hav been gaining lot of knowledge about Indian flora. I have not actively taken part in the discussions and this is my first post. Many plants that I wanted to identify were posted by others and I could learn about them indirectly also 😉

I request you to plz id this herb from Yeoor region.


Commonly known as Spiral Ginger.
(Costus speciosus). Recently … has also shared this one from Yeoor.


This is most probably, Costus speciosus of Costaceae family. 


Now called as Cheilocostus speciosus



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Names of Plants in India :: Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht:   via Species‎ > ‎C‎ > Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht … (family: Costaceae, also placed in Zingiberaceae)
Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
¿ ky-lo-KOS-tus ? — from the Greek cheilo (lip) and from the Arabic koost
spee-see-OH-sus — showy, spectac
ular … Dave’s Botanary
commonly known as: cane-reed, crepe ginger, Malay ginger, spiral flag, spiral ginger, wild gingerAssamese: যম লাখুটি jom lakhutiBengali: কেউ keu, কেউমুক keumukDogri: chamar-gatha, केउ keuGujarati: પેવટો pevatoHindi: केउ keu, कुष्ठ kushthaKannada: ಪುಷ್ಕರಮೂಲ pushkaramulaKonkani: कोशी koshiMalayalam: ആനക്കൂവ anakkuva, ചണ്ണക്കൂവ cannakkuvaManipuri: khongbam takheleiMarathi: पेव pevNepali: बेलौरी belauriOriya: କୁଷ୍ଠ kushthaSanskrit: केमुक kemuka, कुष्ठ kusthaTamil: கோஷ்டம் kostam, வெண்கோஷ்டம் ven-kostamTelugu: కాశ్మీరము kasmiramu, కిముక kimuka, కోష్టము koshtamu
more names, the lesser used: Hindi (derived from Sanskrit): भाशुर bhasur, निरज niraja, पद्मपत्त्र padma-pattra, पद्मक padmak, पाकल pakal, पारिभाव्य pari-bhavya, पावन pavan, पुष्कर pushkar, रोग roga, विषाण vishan, व्याप्य vyapyaMarathi: खंबारी khambari, पिंगा pinga, पुष्कर pushkara, शिवणी shivani, वागचवडा vagachavada, वागराटी vagaratiOriya (derived from Sanskrit): ବ୍ଯାପ୍ଯ byapya, କୌବେରୀ kauberi, କଉକଉଆ kaukaua, ପାବନ pabana, ପଦ୍ମମୂଳ padmamula, ପାକଳ pakala, ପାରିଭାବ୍ଯ paribhabya, ପୁଷ୍କର pushkara, ପୁଷ୍କରିଣୀ pushkarini, ପୂଷ୍ପରମୂଳ pusparamula, ରୁଜ ruja, ସ୍ବଳ୍ପ ତରୁ swalpa taruSanskrit: आमय amaya, भासुर bhasura, ब्रह्मतीर्थ brahmatirtha, दुष्ट dusta, जरण jarana, ज्वरक्षय jvaraksaya, कदाख्य kadakhya, कौबेर kaubera, कुठिक kuthika, कुत्स kutsa, मृत्फली mrtphali, पद्मक padmaka, पद्मपर्ण padmaparna, पद्मवर्णक padmavarnaka, पाकल pakala, पारिभाव्य paribhavya, पावन pavana, पुष्कर puskara, पुष्करिनी puskarini, राजभद्रक rajabhadraka, रुजा ruja, शीतल shitala, शुष्कसम्भव shuskasambhava, श्वासारि shvasari, उत्पल utpala, वानीरज vaniraja, विषाण visana, व्याधि vyadhi, व्याम vyama, वाप्य vyapya
botanical names: Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht … synonyms: Banksea speciosa J.König (basionym) • Costus speciosus (J.König) Sm. … many more at The Plants List
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Photographed at Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary on 05 SEP 09

One more Bengali name from Bengal Plants and Hortus Suburbanus Calcuttensis = KOOST (কুষ্ট)


… names updated …


25102011GS1 a herb from TDL Herbal Garden Yamunanagar for ID: This herb was found grown in TDL Herbal garden, Yamunanagar, photographed on September 19, 2011

Your help in ID solicited


may be costus sp. sir


Costus barbatus appears to be the closest match to me. Your comments please.


Why not Cheilocostus speciosus?


… i think stem was not spiral in this plant


The two really look similar, C. barbatus has yellow flowers, C. speciosus white. Wish we had some with emerging flowers.  … suggestion can be seriously considered, latter being a Himalayan plant, former of Costa Rico



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090713 ASP 93 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 5 authors.

Please identify this Zingiberales herb with white flowers. Photo taken in Nov 2012 in Sri Lanka.


Costus speciosus


Yes supporting … It is C.speciosus (Zingiberaceae).


Cheilocostus speciosus is new name


Now it is under COSTACEAE



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Cheilocostus speciosus (J. Koenig) C. D. Specht
(syn: Costus speciosus J. Koenig
Wild ginger, Cane reed

Photographed from TDL Herbal Garden Yamunanagar, pl. validate


Good photo of C. speciosus with infructescence



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Photographed from Herbal Garden, Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi, both leaves and flowers look different from photographs from Yamunagar, in flowers white with few in a cluster and leaves with prominently acute tips. Pl help in ID.


Yes, Nice upload of Costus speciosus (Costaceae)


Cheilocostus speciosus (J. Koenig) C. D. Specht
(syn: Costus speciosus J. Koenig
Wild ginger, Cane reed

Photographed from TDL Herbal Garden Yamunanagar, pl. validate


I hope the identification is right..


The name of this species has been changed very recently. Specht & Stevenson (2006) proposed a separate genus status for this species as Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.Specht (2006: 159) based on a new phylogeny-based classification of the family Costaceae. They choose C. speciosus as the type species based on Banksea speciosa J.Koenig (1783: 75). But this generic name is a later parahomonym of Banksia J.R.Forster & G.Forster and is  treated as a homonym. Thus Cheilocostus is a replacement name for Banksea. However, already in 1791, Retzius had published a replacement name for Banksea, namely Hellenia Retzius. Thus, Cheilocostus is an illegitimate superfluous name for Hellenia.
Dr. Suchandra Dutta (2010) proposed a new combination based on this, as Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) S.R.Dutta (2010: 152) but she considered the basionym to be Costus speciosus Koenig ex Smith instead of  Banksea speciosa J.G. Koenig thus the combination became illegitimate. However she rectified the mistake and legitmately published the name Hellenia speciosa (J. Koenig ex Smith) S. Duta later (Pleione 7(1): 28 – 29. 2013). 
Goaverts (2013) published the same combination in same year (2013) as Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) Govaerts unaware of the second publication of Dr. Dutta (Phytotaxa 151 (1): 63–64; 2013). However according to the rule of priority the combination of Dr. Dutta is valid which hadbeen published earlier

Thus the correct name is Hellenia speciosa (J. Koenig ex Smith) S. Dutta, Pleione 7(1): 228. 2013


Thanks … for detailed explanation of the latest name



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Other recipients:
Photographed today, placed both in Costaceae as well as Zingiberaceae, found the name Hellenia speciosa (J. Koenig ex Smith) S. Dutta in another thread. Thanks n regards

Photographed today, placed both in Costaceae as well as Zingiberaceae, found the name Hellenia speciosa (J. Koenig ex Smith) S. Dutta in another thread.


These are old photographs from my archive. Attachments(3).


A few more….  Attachments (5).


Thanks for showing great variety of photographs.


I have seedpods too, in … thread –  efi thread



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Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.Specht [=Costus speciosus] is a common wild herb of lower altitudes in Uttarakhand.

Photographed near Jeolikot, Nainital (Uttarakhand).


Right and nice


Spiral Ginger (Costus speciosus) – photo taken at Malshej ghat in the month of July


I think yes.


Affirmative …



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Attached are pictures of Cheilocostus speciosus captured at Aarey Milk Colony in August 2012 and SGNP in August 2013.



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Attached images are Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht (=Costus speciosus (J.König) Sm.). Images Nos. IMG 4507,IMG 4509, IMG 4510 are taken in 2014 & others images are taken in 2010 from Assam.


Excellent photographs …


Very beautiful and detailed upload…



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Cheilocostus speciosus syn. Costus speciosus

Seen at various places in Konkan Tamhini Mulshi; Western ghats.


very nice flower pics without any tears etc  fresh faces



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Pictures taken by the roadside in Oct,2008 while travelling from Munnar to Kodaikanal.



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Seen at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka in Nov, 2010.

Common name Variegated Crepe Ginger.



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This was recorded from Dehradun…
Cheilocostus speciosus..


Costus speciosusKemuk.



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Costus speciosus from Himachal [Sundernagar, Dist. Mandi; 900 m asl].


Costus speciosus


You are rightly identified …, good one



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Is this also Costus speciosus?


It is Costus speciosus in fruiting.



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please identify and conform. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)


Seems like a dried infructescece of Cheilocostus speciosus ..



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HAL 24 28/10/2014 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)

Please ID this small medicinal shrub with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Dec 2012.


Cheilocostus speciosus



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Fwd: ID SK2 121015 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3)
Please help me Id of the plant.

Picture shot in Dolkha, Nepal at 5000ft.


Cheilocostus speciosus of Costaceae. Earlier known as Costus speciosus.


Costus speciosus. Check for the latest name change



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It is my pleasure to present few images of Hellenia speciosa  (Zingiberaceae 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild, Semi-evergreen forest 

Sighting: Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Chikmagalur, about 1200 msl 

Date: 06-08-2014, 16-08-2014, 03-09-2015 and 27-10-2015


Why not Cheilocostus speciosus?


Thanks for the query …, Even I had the same thing in my mind.Kindly check the following links.

This one is listed as Hellenia speciosa as per efi page as per link 3


Pl. see efi thread


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Costus speciosus : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)

Enclosing some pictures of C. speciosus shot at Godawari National Park Nepal on 13 July 2016 at 5000 ft.


Cheilocostus speciosus (J.König) C.Specht Nepali Names : बेतलौरी Batalauree / कुष्ठा Kushthaa / कुठ  Kuth 


Yes, blooming nowadays in Pantnagar area also.
Now known as Cheilocostus speciosus (J.Koenig) C.D.Specht



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Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) S.R.Dutta : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)- around 650 kb each.

Location: Kulalumpur, Malyasia
Date: 4 March 2015
Altitude: 66 m.

Habit : Cultivated


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MS Sept, 2020/02 Costus sp. for Id : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 3 mb.

Location : Ralvawng, Mizoram

Date : 12-08-2009
Habit Herb
Habitat : wild

Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) S.R.Dutta



Flora of Kaiga_ID_Please_14102011 PJ1:  Date/Time-:04/10/11   –    10:30
Location- Place, Altitude – Kaiga , Uttar Kannada ,Karnataka, 380 mtrs
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type-   wild
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- herb
Height/Length- 1.5m – 2m


Costus sp. Pev in Marathi. Zingibaraceae


Seems to be Costus speciosus. Family: Zingiberaceae.
Common Name: Spiral Ginger

Please wait for experts to confirm id.


I think the accepted name is Cheilocostus speciosus
Fam. Costaceae


Already ID as Hellenia speciosa (J.Koenig) S.R.Dutta which is correct !


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at BOTANICAL GARDEN, SHIBPUR, HOWRAH on 02/10/07; At Narenderpur near Kolkata on 25/8/07; Mizoram, November 2008; 18th Aug. 2009- Nagla block, Sanjay Gandhi National Park; at the national park, Mumbai- 6/9/09; in Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Mumbai- Sept’09?; Tawang, Arunachal- Oct’09?; 05-09-2010- SGNP, Mumbai; Narendrapur area of Kolkata- Sept’10?; Narendrapur, Kolkata- Sept’10?; Spiral Ginger – indiantreepix | Google Groups SPIRAL GINGER (COSTUS SPECIOSUS). – indiantreepix | Google Groups
Costus speciosa -Zingiberaceae – indiantreepix | Google Groups Like a duet! – indiantreepix | Google Groups wildflowers of Tawang – indiantreepix | Google Groups Costus speciosus – efloraofindia | Google Groups Spiral ginger, Narendrapur – efloraofindia | Google Groups Costus speciosus (Spiral ginger) – indiantreepix | Google Groups Flower of the year – indiantreepix | Google Groups

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Attaching a collage of Blank Swift visiting flowers of Costus speciosus.


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Attaching an image of Blue Banded Bee visiting flowers of Costus speciosus (Keu).



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