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Costus afer (Twisted ginger)

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Order: Zingiberales > Family: Costaceae > Genus: Costus

Costus afer, Rusitu Forest, Zimbabwe. [image Bart Wursten , Flora of Zimbabwe]

Widespread in tropical Africa with distribution extending into southern Africa (Zimbabwe and Mozambique).