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Cuphea P. Br.
WAXWEED
Parsonsia

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Cuphea viscosissima, Clammy Cuphea Blue Waxweed
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Cuphea viscosissima, Clammy Cuphea Blue Waxweed

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Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
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Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea
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Cuphea viscosissima, Blue Waxweed Clammy Cuphea

Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis
Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis

Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis
Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis

Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis
Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis

Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis
Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis

Cuphea carthagenensis
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Cuphea carthagenensis
Cuphea viscosissima
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Cuphea viscosissima

Cuphea viscosissima, leaf and flower
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Cuphea viscosissima, leaf and flower

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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Apidae  Apis mellifera @ I_LKD (1)

Xylocopa varipuncta @ I_LKD (2)
Chrysomelidae  Cryptocephalus castaneus @ I_LKD (1)
Lycaenidae  Strymon melinus @ I_LKD (2)

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Cuphea P. Br.
waxweed

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General Information
Symbol: CUPHE
Group: Dicot
Family: Lythraceae
Duration:  
Growth Habit :  
Native Status : CAN   I
HI   I
L48   I,N
PR   I,N
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Classification

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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Lythraceae – Loosestrife family
Genus Cuphea P. Br. – waxweed

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 11 species of Cuphea . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Cuphea aspera</i>
Chapm.
Cuphea aspera
tropical waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea carthagenensis</i>
(Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
Cuphea carthagenensis
Colombian waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea glutinosa</i>
Cham. & Schltdl.
Cuphea glutinosa
sticky waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea hyssopifolia</i>
Kunth
Cuphea hyssopifolia
false heather Distribution of <i>
Cuphea ignea</i>
A. DC.
Cuphea ignea
cigar flower Distribution of <i>
Cuphea micrantha</i>
Kunth
Cuphea micrantha
tinypetal waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea parsonsia</i>
(L.) R. Br. ex Steud.
Cuphea parsonsia
island waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea procumbens</i>
Ortega
Cuphea procumbens
creeping waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea strigulosa</i>
Kunth
Cuphea strigulosa
stiffhair waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea viscosissima</i>
Jacq.
Cuphea viscosissima
blue waxweed Distribution of <i>
Cuphea wrightii</i>
A. Gray
Cuphea wrightii
Wright's waxweed

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