Cuphea procumbens

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Cuphea procumbens
Cuphea procumbens


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 procumbens


Cuphea procumbens Ortega, 1797


  • Homotypic
    • Parsonsia procumbens (Ortega) A.Heller in Cat. N. Amer. Pl.: 5 (1898)
  • Heterotypic
    • Cuphea bilimekii Koehne in H.G.A.Engler (ed.), Pflanzenr., IV, 216: 155 (1903)
    • Cuphea erecta Hoffmanns. in Verz. Pfl.-Kult.: 290 (1824), not validly publ.
    • Cuphea lanceolata Baill. in Hist. Pl. 6: 431 (1877), nom. illeg.
    • Cuphea palustris Hemsl. in Biol. Cent.-Amer., Bot. 1: 445 (1880)
    • Cuphea procumbens Cav. in Icon. 4: 55 (1798), nom. illeg.
    • Cuphea procumbens var. pallidiflora Fenzl in Index Seminum (WU, Vindobonensis) 1849-1850(Adv. Bot.): 5 (1851)
    • Cuphea × purpurea var. lilacina Haage ex Herder in Gartenflora 16: 204 (1867)
    • Parsonsia bilimekii (Koehne) Standl. in Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 23: 1020 (1924)
    • Parsonsia dispersa M.E.Jones in Contr. W. Bot. 18: 63 (1933)


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental:Northern America
    • Regional: Mexico
      • Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southwest
    • Introduced into:
      • Assam, Bolivia, East Himalaya, Georgia, Jawa, Massachusetts, Mauritius, Nepal, North Carolina

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


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