Cuphea micropetala Kunth

 
  • Family : LYTHRACEAE
    (Loose-Strife Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : MEHNDI FAMILY (मेंहंदी फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Lythraceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Cuphea micropetala Kunth
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Garden plant
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated
  • Key identification features : Semi-woody subshrub; Leaves oppositely arranged, narrow lanceolate; Flowers very showy, red-yellow tube-shaped, shading to yellow-green; Tiny glandular hairs on the flowers give them a sticky surface.
  • Flower, Fruit : February
  • Distribution :
    • Maharashtra : Satara district
  • Native : Mexico
  • World Distribution : Mexico
  • Literature :
    • N.P. Singh, P. Lakshminarasimhan, S. Karthikeyan & P. V. Prasanna (2001). Flora of Maharashtra state, Dicotyledones. Vol. 2.pp.988. Botanical survey of India, Govt. India.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Cuphea micropetala. Downloaded on 14 June 2024.

India Distribution

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