Cuphea

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  1. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    I am pretty sure that it is Cuphea sp.
    It was shrubby.
    Found in a private garden.


    However, I have not been able to id it further as I cannot find a match to the leaves.
    The nearest I found were Cuphea strigosa here...
    Flowers, developing seed pods, leaves look a good match

    http://www.illuminatistudios.net/fairchild/resources/shopify/images/Cuphea strigulosa.JPG

    Taken from.....

    Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden > Horticulture > Fairchild Plant Sales > 2017 Members' Day Plant Sale

    Yet there it seems to end...no other images on www.
    see also

    Cuphea sessilifolia Mart. var. strigosa Koehne [family LYTHRACEAE] on JSTOR
    Cuphea nitidula var. strigosa Koehne

    As always your help would be appreciated.


    Cuphea nitidula syn Cuphea nitidula var strigosa.

    Cuphea nitidula Kunth — The Plant List
    Looks nothing like my plant.

    Cuphea nitidula - Google Search

     

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    wcutler Renowned Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    Are the flowers too small on Cuphea carthagenesis?
     
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    My error..spelling.
    I misread name...should be Cuphea strigulosa.
    These pics seem to fit.

    Especie - FVEB El Verde
    Happy to close this mystery.
     
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