Plant ID forum: (Costus); for ID

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Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Aug 6, 2015 11:59 PM CST
I had the name of these two sometime ago but unfortunately got lost

Help appreciated. Note the odd stem structure on the small red one. Its about 2 ft tall.

The Dark Red flower has foliage about 8 feet tall

Thanks
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bamira
Aug 7, 2015 8:30 AM CST
need pictures of leaves
1. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Costus_barbatus
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Costus_comosus
https://www.google.cz/search?q=Costus&biw=1252&bih=602&sourc...
2. maybe Costus curvibracteatus
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