Cuphea carthagenensis

Family:LYTHRACEAE
Species:Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
Common Name:Colombian Waxweed
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:Colombian Waxweed is a native herbaceous annual in the Loosestrife family (Lythraceae). It is native to the southern two-thirds of Alabama. Colombian Waxweed occurs in wet roadside ditches, on the shores of ponds and lakes, on the banks of rivers and streams, and in wet, open woods. It is an annual with erect, branched stems to 1 ft. in height. The stems are sticky pubescent with long glandular and short non-glandular hairs, and is green or reddish-brown in color. The leaves are opposite, short petiolate or sessile, elliptic to ovate or obovate in outline, with entire margins. The undersides of the leaves are rough pubescent on the veins. Flowers are solitary in the leaf axils. The calyx is tubular, green or purplish in color, with glandular hairs. The calyx is swollen on one side at the base, and has 12 nerves. There are 6 purple petals. The fruit is a capsule.—A. Diamond
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

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Classification

FamilyLYTHRACEAE - Loosestrife family
Genus Cuphea
Species Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride - Colombian Waxweed

Citation

Citation CUPHEA CARTHAGENENSIS (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride, Publ. Field Columbian Mus., Bot. Ser. 8: 124. 1930.
Basionym: Lythrum carthagenense Jacquin 1760.
Type: COLOMBIA: Bolívar: Near Cartagena,

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Balsamona pinto Balsamona pinto Vandelli, Fasc. Pl. t. 15. 1771. BRAZIL: Rio de Janeiro: Rio de Janeiro,
Cuphea balsamona Cuphea balsamona Chamisso & Schlechtendal, Linnaea 2: 363. 1827, nom. illegit.Balsamona pinto Vandelli 1771. 
Cuphea pinto Cuphea pinto (Vandelli) Kuntze, Revis. Gen. Pl. 3(2): 96. 1898.Balsamona pinto Vandelli 1771. 
Lythrum carthagenense Lythrum carthagenense Jacquin, Enum. Syst. Pl. 22. 1760. COLOMBIA: Bolívar: Near Cartagena,
Parsonsia pinto Parsonsia pinto (Vandelli) A. Heller, Minnesota Bot. Stud. 1: 862. 1897.Balsamona pinto Vandelli 1771. 
Parsonsia balsamona Parsonsia balsamona Standley, in Standley & Calderon, Lista Pl. Salvador 159. 1925, nom. illegit.Cuphea balsamona Chamisso & Schlechtendal 1827, nom. illegit.; Balsamona pinto Vandelli 1771. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Chilton, Choctaw, Clarke, Coffee, Conecuh, Coosa, Covington, Crenshaw, Elmore, Geneva, Houston, Lee, Marengo, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: ALNHS, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL, UWFP

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1950 - 1992

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
USAM000008344 Mobile 29 Oct 1968 LeLong, Michel G.
4918
USAM
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
JSU142325 Baldwin 12 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#779
JSU
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000006863 Pike 21 Sep 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
s.n.
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0019024 Geneva 24 Jun 1991 Kral, Robert
79082
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F.Macbr.
UWFP012550 Mobile 12 Aug 1984 Frank R. Hedges
265
UWFP
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
TROY000021319 Sumter 02 Oct 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12189
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UNA00056107 Covington 26 Aug 1998 MacDonald, John R.
11825
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000037124 Bullock 24 May 2012 Dykes, Bailee
754
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0036749 Tuscaloosa 30 Sep 2017 England, J. Kevin
8561
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
TROY000006861 Crenshaw 23 Jun 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11737
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0032040 Houston 09 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26584
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000021318 Chilton 27 Jul 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15552
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
ALNHS00001488 Geneva 26 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#834
ALNHS
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000033517 Barbour 17 Sep 2011 Ryan, Lauren
88
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0012629 Bullock 24 May 2012 Dykes, Bailee
754
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
TROY000006858 Covington 04 Aug 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13508
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
AUA_ACC_65275 Chilton 27 Jul 2005 Diamond, Alvin R.
15552
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_62148 Russell 10 Jul 2002 Gil, Glenda
2001-297
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UNA00055796 Clarke 29 Sep 2000 Keener, Brian R.
1940
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006856 Coffee 10 Aug 2000 Martin, Brian H.
882
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
AUA_ACC_56648 Crenshaw 1 Oct 1995 Diamond, Alvin R.
10029
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_73785 Covington 22 Oct 2009 Hansen, Curtis J.
4525
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
USAM000008343 Mobile 18 Aug 1967 LeLong, Michel G.
3589
USAM
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
ALNHS00000878 Monroe 23 Aug 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
RH-328
ALNHS
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000039562 Elmore 17 Aug 2011 Pullen, Robert
196
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWFP012548 Mobile 16 Jul 2013 James R. Burkhalter
24200
UWFP
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
AUA_ACC_48369 Lee 2 Oct 1980 Beard, Ben
9
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UWAL0052870 Bibb 18 Aug 2019 Keener, Brian R.
11535
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_46759 Conecuh 22 Aug 1987 Diamond, Alvin R.
3534
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UWAL0042991 Baldwin 09 Aug 1993 Walker, M.M.
310
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) Macbr
TROY000006854 Coffee 15 Oct 1999 Martin, Brian H.
321
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000006851 Barbour 26 Jul 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
11891
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UNA00065936 Choctaw 24 Jul 2003 Kral, Robert
94256
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UWAL0006674 Washington 05 Oct 2008 Keener, Brian R.
4948
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J. F. Macbr.
SAMF0002722 Tuscaloosa 04 Sep 1979 Davenport, Lawrence J.
1582
SAMF
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
AUA_ACC_53713 Bullock 5 Oct 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8476
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000043250 Houston 15 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26918
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UNA00019004 Tuscaloosa 10 Sep 1980 Haynes, Robert R.
8210
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006859 Covington 17 Jun 2002 Diamond, Alvin R.
13350
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0012511 Baldwin 20 Sep 2012 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13620
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
AUA000042438 Monroe 23 Aug 2011 Barger, T. Wayne
RH-328
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_64390 Crenshaw 9 Sep 2004 Hansen, Curtis J.
1635
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UWAL0042990 Baldwin 06 Sep 2001 Larsen, Harry S.
801
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) Macbr
UNA00019007 Conecuh 3 Oct 1981 Lynch, Jan
49
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UNA00019006 Tuscaloosa 21 Oct 1950 Williams, B.C.
s.n.
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
SAMF0003093 Tuscaloosa 06 Sep 1982 Davenport, Lawrence J.
2316
SAMF
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
AUA_ACC_34626 Pickens 8 Jun 1979 Johnson, Kenneth G.
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006857 Covington 16 Oct 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14793
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000006862 Monroe 27 Sep 2007 Diamond, Alvin R.
18342A
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0032043 Houston 15 Oct 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26919
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
TROY000033034 Butler 04 Jul 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22320
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
UWAL0017793 Washington 29 Jul 1990 Kral, Robert
78256
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) MacBr.
UNA00065462 Sumter 02 Oct 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12189
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
JSU130568 Tuscaloosa 19 Aug 2000 Spaulding, Daniel D.
10816
JSU
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0049227 Bullock 18 Jun 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3333
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
AUA_ACC_19197 Monroe 10 Sep 1970 Moore, Harold D.
1102
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006855 Coffee 13 Jul 2000 Martin, Brian H.
776
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000044584 Geneva 05 Jul 2017 Byrd, Cameron
1331
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
UNA00063071 Pike 19 Aug 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14623
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006852 Barbour 03 Sep 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
12061
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0006673 Marengo 10 Oct 2008 England, J. Kevin
1404
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J. F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_61172 Barbour 23 Oct 2001 Gil, Glenda
(2001-33)
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_43396 Butler 28 Jun 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
961
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_66907 Sumter 2 Oct 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12189
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
AUA_ACC_50590 Geneva 17 Oct 1992 Diamond, Alvin R.
8485
AUA
Cuphea Carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
JSU142326 Baldwin 12 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
SP#779
JSU
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000021252 Clarke 29 Sep 2000 Keener, Brian R.
1940
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0038078 Coosa 10 Sep 2017 Spaulding, Daniel D.
15005
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
UWFP012549 Mobile 04 Jul 2009 James R. Burkhalter
22328
UWFP
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
TROY000021222 Marengo 10 Oct 2008 England, J. Kevin
1404
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UNA00048857 Houston 16 Jun 1992 MacDonald, John R.
4823
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006864 Pike 18 Aug 2000 Diamond, Alvin R.
12008
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0042989 Baldwin 09 Jul 2001 Larsen, Harry S.
854
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) Macbr
TROY000006860 Crenshaw 09 Sep 2004 Hansen, Curtis J.
1635
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000033027 Butler 10 Sep 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22514
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J.F. Macbride
JSU130569 Tuscaloosa 22 Jul 2000 Spaulding, Daniel D.
10797
JSU
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UNA00019005 Tuscaloosa 08 Oct 1950 Williams, B.C.
s.n.
UNA
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006865 Pike 19 Aug 2004 Diamond, Alvin R.
14623
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0002035 Montgomery 19 Jun 2010 Diamond, Alvin R.
21426
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000006853 Barbour 10 Jul 2002 Morton, Cynthia M.
2001-297
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
TROY000021251 Choctaw 24 Jul 2003 Kral, Robert
94256
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0052324 Baldwin 10 Jun 2017 Keener, Brian R.
10168
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000046050 Montgomery 19 Jun 2010 Diamond, Alvin R.
21426
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
UWAL0016574 Calhoun 07 Oct 2013 Spaulding, Daniel D.
13876
UWAL
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.
TROY000042575 Houston 09 Jul 2015 Diamond, Alvin R.
26584
TROY
Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacquin) J. F. Macbride
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