Costaceae

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Description: Instantly recognizable from its growth habit. The simple, alternate leaves are borne in a spiral, and often the main stem spirals as well. The inflorescence is almost always borne at the end of the stalk, unlike in Zingiberaceae.

Economic uses: Occasionally grown as an ornamental.


Descripción: Se reconoce esta familia fácilmente por su forma de crecimiento. Las hojas simples y alternas siempre crecen en forma de espiral, y muchas veces el tallo también tiene forma espiralada. La inflorescencia casi siempre aparece al extremo del tallo, a diferencia de las Zingiberaceas.

Usos económicos: A veces se cultiva para ornamental.


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