Cuphea melvilla

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Cuphea melvilla
Cuphea melvilla


Taxonavigation: Myrtales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Rosids
Cladus: Eurosids II
Ordo: Myrtales

Familia: Lythraceae
Genus: Cuphea
Species: Cuphea melvilla


Cuphea melvilla Lindl., 1824


  • Homotypic
    • Cuphea speciosa (A.Anderson ex Raf.) Kuntze in Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 96 (1898), nom. illeg.
    • Melvilla speciosa A.Anderson ex Raf. in Sylva Tellur.: 102 (1838)
  • Heterotypic
    • Cuphea elegans Klotzsch ex Koehne in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 13(2): 301 (1877), pro syn.
    • Cuphea melvillei Lem. in Hort. Vanhoutt. 1(2): 38 (1846), orth. var.
    • Cuphea penicillaria Pohl ex Koehne in C.F.P.von Martius & auct. suc. (eds.), Fl. Bras. 13(2): 301 (1877), pro syn.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Southern America
    • Regional: Southern South America
      • Argentina Northeast, Paraguay
    • Regional: Western South America
      • Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru
    • Regional: Brazil
      • Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central
    • Regional: Northern South America
      • Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Venezuela

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition


Primary references[edit]

  • Lindley, J., 1824. Botanical Register; Consisting of Coloured Figures of Exotic Plants Cultivated in British Gardens; with their History and Mode of Treatment. London 10: t. 852.

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Vernacular names[edit]

português: Cigarrinha
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