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Taxon: Cuphea lanceolata W. T. Aiton

Genus: Cuphea
Family: Lythraceae
Nomen number: 12634
Place of publication: Hortus kew. ed. 2, 3:150. 1811
Link to protologue:
Comment: the generic treatment and the species description in Hortus kewensis is not attributed to "Brown mss." so W. T. Aiton is the author of the name (see Shenzhen ICN Art. 46 Ex. 25)
Name Verified on: 12-May-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 30-Jan-2019
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 75 (69 active, 69 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Zander ed13; Syst Bot M 20:88. 1988)
  • Fuels:
  • Human food: potential as oil/fat (fide Roath, W.W. et al, Industr Crops Prod 3:217-223. 1994.)

Distributional Range:


    Northern America
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Coahuila de Zaragoza, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas, Zacatecas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Aguascalientes, Ciudad de México, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico, Queretaro, Veracruz de Ignacio de la Llave, Guanajuato]

    Cultivated (also cult.)


  1. Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  2. Gómez-Pompa, A. & V. Sosa, eds. Flora de Veracruz. (F Veracruz)
  3. Graham, S. A. 1988. Revision of Cuphea section Heterodon (Lythraceae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 20:84-88.
  4. Graham, S. A. 1963. Systematic studies in the genus Cuphea (Lythraceae) (Ph.D.) (University of Michigan) 123.
  5. Johnson, J. M.-F. et al. 2007. Biomass-bioenergy crops in the United States: A changing paradigm Amer. J. Pl. Sci. Biotechnol. 1:8.
  6. Roath, W. W. 1994. Variability in Cuphea viscosissima Jacq. collected in east-central United States Industr. Crops Prod. 3:21-223.
  7. Roath, W. W. et al. 1993. Collecting Cuphea in Brazil, Mexico and the United States Pl. Genet. Resources Newslett. 93:29-33.
  8. Rzedowski, J. & G. Rzedowski, eds. Flora del Bajio y de regiones adyacentes. (F Bajio)

Check other web resources for Cuphea lanceolata W. T. Aiton :

  • 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 lanceolata 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.


  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2019. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=12634. Accessed 24 March 2019.