Pia Binha via pbs
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 08:44:17 PDT
hi uli, 

could it be Siphonocheilus what you saw in tanzania?  i think those are common for there.  

tsuh yang

> On Jun 21, 2021, at 9:10 AM, Johannes-Ulrich Urban via pbs <> wrote:
> Hello Bern,
> Thank you very much for sharing your pictures of Costus spectabilis. It reminds me of a trip to Tanzania in 1990 when I visited a friend who was working near the border to Mozambique. I explored the area and remember lots of ground hugging yellow flowers similar to your pictures but also light purple ones. No wonder they do not like full sun. They flowered at the very end of the dry season just when the first rain started. All of them grew under deciduous trees in the dry forest and both trees and Costus had no leaves. But with the onset of rain the canopy above them would quickly provide shade. And yes….. hot it was.
> Bye for now 
> Uli 
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