Cuphea micropetala Kunth

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Cuphea micropetala

Photo: Mark Hyde
Cork Road, Harare

Cuphea micropetala

Photo: Mark Hyde
Cork Road, Harare

Cuphea micropetala

Photo: Mark Hyde
Cork Road, Harare

Cuphea micropetala

Photo: Mark Hyde
Cork Road, Harare

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Synonyms: Parsonsia micropetala (Kunth.) Standl.
Common names: Candy corn plant (English) Tall cigar plant (English)
Frequency:
Status: Cultivated and rarely naturalised
Description:
Erect shrub 30 - 60 cm tall. Leaves: petiole short; lamina 5-12.5 cm long, lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, acute. Flowers extra-axillary in a long terminal leafy raceme; calyx-tube broad and hairy, yellowish with scarlet at the base, constricted towards the apex and oblique. Petals 6, minute, shorter than the 12 broad calyx-teeth. Stamens exserted.
Notes:
Derivation of specific name: micropetala: with small petals (the apparent corolla is the calyx)
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Worldwide distribution: Mexico; naturalised in other parts of the world
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Cuphea micropetala
African Plant Database: Cuphea micropetala
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EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Cuphea micropetala
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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Cuphea micropetala
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Cuphea micropetala
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The Plant List (version 1.1): Cuphea micropetala
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Cuphea micropetala.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=180610, retrieved 4 July 2020

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