Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth, 1823 [1824]

Verloove, Filip, 2021, New records in vascular plants alien to Tenerife (Spain, Canary Islands), Biodiversity Data Journal 9, pp. 62878-62878: 62878

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scientific name

Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth, 1823 [1824]
status

 

Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth, 1823 [1824]  

Cuphea hyssopifolia   Nov. Gen. Sp. (quarto ed.) 6: 199-200. 1823 [1824]

Distribution

TENERIFE: Santa Úrsula, La Quinta, Calle El Escoban, cracks in pavement, three escaped individuals (not seen planted nearby), 10.12.2018, F. Verloove 13416 (BR). https://observation.org/observation/205254459/

Notes

This tiny ornamental shrub is native to Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras, but widely cultivated elsewhere in the subtropics. It easily self-seeds and sometimes naturalises where introduced, for instance, in Hawaii and New Zealand ( Gardner and de Lange 1996, Gardner 1998). In the Canary Islands, it was previously reported from La Palma ( Otto and Verloove 2016).

In December 2018, few plants were noticed in cracks of concrete in a residential area in La Quinta.

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Magnoliopsida

Order

Myrtales

Family

Lythraceae

Genus

Cuphea

Loc

Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth, 1823 [1824]

Verloove, Filip 2021
2021
Loc

Cuphea hyssopifolia

Kunth, 1823 1824
1824