Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth

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Cuphea hyssopifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Cuphea hyssopifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Cuphea hyssopifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

Cuphea hyssopifolia

Photo: Mark Hyde
Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park, Harare

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Synonyms: Parsonsia hyssopifolia (Kunth) Standl.
Common names: False heather (English) Mexican heather (English)
Description: Small much-branched shrub 30-60 cm tall. Leaves very small, 6-12 mm long, many and crowded, linear to lanceolate, sessile. Flowers c. 6 mm long, many, axillary. Calyx ribbed, gibbous at base, flaring at top. Petals 6, nearly alike, light violet to white. Stamens included.
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Mexico and Guatemala
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Flora of Zimbabwe: Cuphea hyssopifolia

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cuphea hyssopifolia
African Plant Database: Cuphea hyssopifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Cuphea hyssopifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cuphea hyssopifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Cuphea hyssopifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Cuphea hyssopifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Cuphea hyssopifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cuphea hyssopifolia
Plants of the World Online: Cuphea hyssopifolia
The Plant List (version 1.1): Cuphea hyssopifolia
Tropicos: Cuphea hyssopifolia
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Cuphea hyssopifolia.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/species.php?species_id=180600, retrieved 10 December 2019

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