Taxon: Hyptis capitata Jacq.

Genus: Hyptis
Family: Lamiaceae (alt.Labiatae)
Subfamily: Nepetoideae
Tribe: Ocimeae
Subtribe: Hyptidinae
Nomen number: 401708
Place of publication: Collectanea 1:102. 1787 Jan-Sep ("1786"); Icon. pl. rar. 1: t. 114. 1787 ("1781-1786")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 03-Apr-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 13-Mar-2012
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Econ FWeed)

Distributional Range:



  • Northern America

    • Mexico
  • Southern America

    • Caribbean: Barbados ; Cuba ; Grenada ; Guadeloupe ; Hispaniola ; Jamaica ; Martinique ; Montserrat ; Puerto Rico ; St. Lucia ; St. Vincent and Grenadines ; Trinidad and Tobago
    • Central America: Belize ; Costa Rica ; El Salvador ; Guatemala ; Honduras ; Nicaragua ; Panama
    • Northern South America: Venezuela
    • Western South America: Colombia ; Ecuador ; Peru

  • Naturalized


  • Adams, C. Flowering plants of Jamaica. 1972 (F Jam)
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • Correll, D. S. & H. B. Correll Flora of the Bahama archipelago. (F Bahamas)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Howard, R. Flora of the lesser Antilles. (F LAnt)
  • León (J. S. Sauget) & Alain (E. E. Liogier) Flora de Cuba. 1946-1962; suppl. (F CubaLeon)
  • Liogier, H. A. Descriptive flora of Puerto Rico and adjacent islands. (F PuertoR)
  • Macbride, J. F. et al., eds. Flora of Peru. 1936-1971; new ser. 1980- (F Peru)
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson Noxious weeds of Australia. 1992 (Noxweed Aust)
  • Pittier, H. F. et al. Catálogo de la flora venezolana. (L Venez)
  • Reed, C. F. Economically important foreign weeds: potential problems in the United States. 1977 (Econ FWeed)
  • Spellman, D. L. et al. A list of the monocotyledoneae/dicotyledonae of Belize. Rhodora v. 77 & 83. (L Belize)
  • Standley, P. C. & J. A. Steyermark Flora of Guatemala. (F Guat)
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  • Woodson, R. E. & R. W. Schery, eds. Flora of Panama. (F Panama)

Check other web resources for Hyptis capitata Jacq. :

  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 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.