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  Cuphea hyssopifolia
 
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  Family: LYTHRACEAE
  Citation:  Cuphea hyssopifolia Kunth in HBK, Nov. Gen. Sp. 6: 199. 1824.
  Malayalam Name(s):
  Tamil name(s):
  English name(s): Mexican False Heather
  Description: Erect to spreading subshrubs; stems 3-5 dm long, many-branched, puberulent and reddish strigose, the hairs sometimes spreading. Leaves 10-30 x 1.5-4 mm, linear, sometimes the larger ones linear-elliptic, 1-nerved, subsessile. Flowers solitary in the leaf axils, pedicels 2-7 mm long; floral tube pale green, sometimes becoming purplish toward apex, 5-8 m long, glabrous or with a few stiff hairs. Calyx teeth triangular. Petals 6, pale purple or white, ca. 3-3.5 mm long. Stamens included and inserted in 2 unequal whorls on the floral tube. Capsules oblong-ovoid, 1-celled, ca. 3.5 mm long; seeds reddish brown, suborbicular, ca. 1-1.5 mm in diameter, pitted.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-September
  District(s): All Districts
  Medicinal:
  Habitat: Grown as garden plant
  Distribution: Native of America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): Pink
  Weed: No
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: Yes
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
  Endemic to:
  IUCN status:
  Altitude:
  Localities: Devicolam
   
 
   
 
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