Cuphea ignea A. DC.

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Common names: Cigar flower (English) Cigarette plant (English)
Description: Shrubby, much-branched leafy plant to 30 cm or more. Leaves 2.5-6 cm long, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate, narrowed to the petiole below, acuminate. Flowers solitary. Calyx-tube c. 2 cm long, slender, backwardly-spurred, 6-toothed, bright red but with dark ring at the end and a white mouth(hence the name Cigarette plant). Petals minute or 0.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cuphea ignea
African Plant Database: Cuphea ignea
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cuphea ignea
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cuphea ignea
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cuphea ignea
JSTOR Plant Science: Cuphea ignea
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cuphea ignea
Plants of the World Online: Cuphea ignea
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cuphea ignea., retrieved 21 May 2024

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