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Taxon: Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J. F. Macbr.

 
Genus: Cuphea
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 12631
Place of publication: Publ. Field Mus. Nat. Hist., Bot. Ser. 8:124. 1930
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 12-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
Accessions: 83 (52 active, 51 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (Map)

Autonyms (not in current use), synonyms and invalid designations:

(≡ homotypic synonym, = heterotypic synonym, - autonym, I invalid designation)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Fuels: potential as petroleum substitute/alcohol (fide N. El Bassam 1998)
  • Medicines: folklore

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Tabasco, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave]

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Barbados, Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia, United States [Puerto Rico]
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela [Bolivar, Merida]
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, [El Beni] Colombia, Ecuador, Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Naturalized

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia [New South Wales, Queensland]

    Northern America
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas (s.e.)]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia [Society Islands]
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, New Caledonia


References:

  1. Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2012. Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contr. Bot. 98
  2. American Herbal Products Association. 1992. Herbs of commerce
  3. Boggan, J. et al. 1992. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas
  4. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45
  5. Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  6. Duré, R. & J. Molero. 2000. Notas nomenclaturales, taxonómicas y corológicas sobre el género Cuphea (Lythraceae) en el Paraguay. Collect. Bot. (Barcelona) 25:228. Note: lists as "carthagenense"
  7. El Bassam, N. 1998. Energy plant species. 138-139.
  8. Forzza, R. C. et al., coord. Lista de espécies da flora do Brasil (on-line resource).
  9. Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584.
  10. George, A. S., ed. 1980-. Flora of Australia.
  11. Godfrey, R. K. & J. W. Wooten. 1979-1981. Aquatic and wetland plants of southeastern United States, 2 vol.
  12. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. 1978-. Flora de Veracruz.
  13. Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezuela.
  14. Howard, R. 1974-1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  15. Institute of Pacific Islands Forestry. Pacific Island Ecosystems at Risk (PIER): plant threats to Pacific ecosystems (on-line resource).
  16. Instituto de Botánica Darwinion. 2008. Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares.
  17. Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75
  18. Jørgensen, P. M., ed. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de Bolivia (Catalogue of vascular plants of Bolivia) (on-line resource).
  19. Markle, G. M. et al., eds. 1998. Food and feed crops of the United States, ed. 2
  20. McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker. 2000. Herbs of commerce, ed. 2 American Herbal Products Association, Silver Spring, Maryland.
  21. Reitz, R., ed. 1965-. Flora ilustrada catarinense.
  22. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. 1991-. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes.
  23. Smith, A. C. 1979-1991. Flora vitiensis nova.
  24. Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark. 1946-1976. Flora of Guatemala.
  25. Wagner, W. L. et al. 1990. Manual of the flowering plants of Hawai'i
  26. Weakley, A. S. 2011. Flora of the southern and middle Atlantic states.
  27. Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. 1943-1980. Flora of Panama.
  28. Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource).

Check other web resources for Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J. F. Macbr. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • ABRS: Australian Biological Resources Study Flora of Australia online
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • Mansfeld: Mansfeld's World Databas of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops
  • ICRA: International Cultivar Registration Authority (on-line resource). for Cuphea carthagenensis cultivars
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

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Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2020. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12631. Accessed 1 April 2020.