Folia Geobotanica

, Volume 35, Issue 3, pp 315–318 | Cite as

Chromosome numbers ofCostus lucanusianus (Costaceae) in Nigeria

  • Hilary O. Edeoga
  • Bosa E. Okoli


Chromosome counts onCostus lucanusianus in Nigeria were carried out. Diploid (2n=18) and triploid (2n=27) chromosome numbers were found. The diploid cytotype is reported for the first time for this taxon.


Polyploidy Zingiberales 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Biological SciencesFederal University of Agriculture, UmudikeUmuahia, Abia StateNigeria
  2. 2.Department of Plant Science and BiotechnologyUniversity of Port-Harcourt, P.M.B. 5323Port-HarcourtNigeria

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