Cuphea P.Browne

First published in Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 216 (1756)
This genus is accepted
The native range of this genus is America.


Native to:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Argentina South, Arizona, Arkansas, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Colombia, Connecticut, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is.

Introduced into:

Assam, Azores, Bangladesh, Borneo, Cameroon, Caroline Is., China Southeast, Cook Is., East Himalaya, Fiji, Hawaii, Jawa, Kenya, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Malaya, Marianas, Mauritius, Morocco, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Caledonia, New South Wales, New Zealand North, Northern Provinces, Ontario, Philippines, Queensland, Réunion, Samoa, Society Is., Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand


Heterotypic Synonyms

Accepted Species

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Graham, S.A. (2017). A revision of Cuphea section Brachyandra s. s. (Lythraceae). Systematic Botany 42: 859-919.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Koehne in E.P. IV. 216: 80 (1903)
  • Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 216 (1756)

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Jan 1, 2010 Baker, R. [LC5988], Brazil K001076028 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Pozo [581], Bolivia K000566632 No
Jan 1, 2008 Hepper [6437] K000566627 No
Jan 1, 2008 Wood [18546], Bolivia K000566628 No
Jan 1, 2008 Pozo [612], Bolivia K000566629 No
Jan 1, 2008 Pozo [610], Bolivia K000566630 No
Jan 1, 2008 Heath [06], Colombia K000566631 No
Jan 1, 2008 Wood [23917], Bolivia K000566633 No
Jan 1, 2008 Wood, J.R.I. et al. [24517], Bolivia K000566634 No
Jan 1, 2008 Wood [8123], Bolivia K000566635 No
Jan 1, 2008 Harley, R. et al. [PCD 5951], Brazil K000566636 No
Jan 1, 2008 Lucas, E. et al. [289], Brazil K000566637 No
Jan 1, 2008 Hunt [5796], Brazil K000566638 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Souza, V.C. et al [5531], Brazil K000566639 Yes
Jan 1, 2008 Giulietti, A.M. et al. [PCD 5469], Brazil K000566640 No
Jan 1, 2008 Taylor, N.P. et al. [1414], Brazil K000566641 No
Jan 1, 2002 Pereira, B.A.S. [2939], Brazil K001076041 Yes
Jan 1, 1989 Strudwick, J.J. [4010], Brazil K001076043 Yes
Jan 1, 1989 Strudwick, J.J. [4253], Brazil K001076044 Yes
Jan 1, 1987 Hopkins, M.J.G. [538], Brazil K001076045 Yes
Melville, R. [5291], New Zealand 36932.000 No
Harley, R.M. [19223], Brazil K001076023 Yes
Hind, D.J.N. [s.n.], Brazil K001076029 Yes
Souza, V.C. [5531], Brazil K001076021 Yes
Melo, M.R.C.S. [201], Brazil K001076012 Yes
Forzza, R.C. [3010], Brazil K001076036 Yes
Guedes, M.L. [497], Brazil K001076031 Yes
Rodrigues, E. [47], Brazil K001076016 Yes
Harley, R.M. [54718], Brazil K001066716 Yes
Harley, R.M. [CFCR14107], Brazil K001076026 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [2384], Brazil K001073713 Yes
Silva, S.I. [255], Brazil K001076017 Yes
Guedes, M.L. [5144], Brazil K001076025 Yes
Mello-Silva, R. [627], Brazil K001076040 Yes
Melo, M.R.C.S. [109], Brazil K001076010 Yes
Andrade, K. [30], Brazil K001076019 Yes
Melo, M.R.S. [169], Brazil K001066717 Yes
Giulietti, A.M. [2682], Brazil K001076035 Yes
Hind, D.J.N. [4129], Brazil K001076030 Yes
Ganev, W. [2515], Brazil K001076027 Yes
Sales, M.R.C. [201], Brazil K001076018 Yes
Rodal, M.J.N. [210], Brazil K001076013 Yes
Sales, M.F. de [232], Brazil K001076011 Yes
Burchell, W.J. [1963], Brazil K001073714 Yes
Harley, R.M. [21484], Brazil K001076038 Yes
Rodrigues, E. [20], Brazil K001076014 Yes
Mello-Silva, R. [1613], Brazil K001066718 Yes
Paixão, R. [326], Brazil K001066715 Yes
Agra, M.F. [1123], Brazil K001076042 Yes
Harley, R.M. [20020], Brazil K001076024 Yes
Harley, R.M. [16264], Brazil K001076020 Yes
Souza, V.C. [5383], Brazil K001076022 Yes
Tschá, M.C. [171], Brazil K001076015 Yes
Stannard, B.L. [s.n.], Brazil K001076032 Yes
Hatschbach, G.G. [49461], Brazil K001076034 Yes
Harley, R.M. [21449], Brazil K001076037 Yes
Atkins, S. [s.n.], Brazil K001076039 Yes


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