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Common name

English: Colombian waxweed

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2611)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2511)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2123)

      Order: Myrtales (76)

        Family: Lythraceae (12)(family description)

          Genus: Cuphea (2)

            Epithet: carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr. (1)

Synonyms: Cuphea liebmannii Koehne, Parsonsia balsamona (Cham. & Schlecht.) Standl.

carthagenensis => from Cartagena de Indias, Bolívar Department, Colombia

liebmannii => in honor of Frederick Michael Liebmann (1813-1856), Danish botanist

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: purple, violet

External links

Check for Cuphea carthagenensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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