Costus scaber Ruiz & Pav. (Fl. Peruv. 1: 2. 1798.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Grenada, St. Lucia, St. Vincent], Greater Antilles [ Hispaniola (native)[], Puerto Rico (exotic)[], Virgin Islands (exotic) ( St. Thomas, ) ], North America (Mexico), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native),
Common Names: Camarón (Dominican Republic),
Citations:1). Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. and M.T. Strong. 2005. Monocots and Gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 52: 1-415. 2). Howard, R.A. 1974-1989. Flora of the Lesser Antilles. Vols. 1-6. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University. Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. 3). Liogier, A.H. 2000. Diccionario botánico de nombres vulgares de la Espanola. Jardin Botanico Nacional Dr. Rafael Ma. Moscoso, Santo Domingo, Republica Dominicana. 4). Maas, P.J.M. 1972. Costoideae (Zingiberaceae). Flora Neotropica Monogr. 8: 1-140. 5). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. 2008. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Website: apps.kew.org/wcsp/home.do
Last edited 23 Nov 09