Colombian cuphea, Colombian waxweed, Columbian cuphea, tarweed
Bolivia (Beni, Santa Cruz), Colombia (Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Boyacá,
Cauca, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Huila, La Guajira, Meta, Nariño, Risaralda,
Santander, Sucre, Tolima, Valle), Argentina (Chaco, Corrientes, Formosa, Jujuy,
Misiones), S-Brazil (Parana, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Paraguay (Alto
Parana, Amambay, Caaguazu, Caazapa, Canindeyu, Central, Concepcion, Cordillera,
Guaira, Itapua, Misiones, Neembucu, Paraguari, Pres. Hayes, San Pedro), Uruguay
(Cerro Largo, Rivera, Treinta y Tres), Venezuela (Bolivar, Merida), Costa Rica,
Galapagos Isl., Peru, Belize, Puerto Rico, Lesser Antilles (Barbados, Dominica,
Guadeloupe, Martinique, St. Lucia), Galapagos Isl., Nicaragua, Guatemala,
Honduras, Mexico (Queretaro, Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Yucatan, Tabasco,
Chiapas, Michoacan), Ecuador, N-Brazil (Acre, Rondonia), NE-Brazil (Pernambuco,
Bahia), WC-Brazil (Mato Grosso, Goias, Distrito Federal, Mato Grosso do Sul),
SE-Brazil (Minas Gerais, Espirito Santo, Sao Paulo), Surinam, French Guiana,
Panama, Trinidad, Tobago, Cameroon (introduced), Micronesia (introduced) (Kosrae
(introduced), Pohnpei (introduced)), Society Isl. (introduced) (Tahiti
(introduced)), Southern Marianas (introduced) (Saipan (introduced), Rota
(introduced), Guam (introduced)), Hawaii (introduced) (Kauai (introduced), Oahu
(introduced), Molokai (introduced), Lanai (introduced), Maui (introduced),
Hawaii Isl. (introduced)), USA (introduced) (Alabama (introduced), Arkansas
(introduced), Florida (introduced), Georgia (introduced), Louisiana
(introduced), Mississippi (introduced), North Carolina (introduced), South
Carolina (introduced), Tennessee (introduced), Texas (introduced)), Australia
(introduced) (Queensland (introduced), New South Wales (introduced)), Taiwan
(introduced), Java (introduced), Fiji (introduced), peninsular Malaysia
(introduced), Singapore (introduced), Philippines (introduced), China
as per Catalogue of Life;



Wild at Namdhapa near Miao, Arunachal Pradesh in 3rd week of August’10.  



Some better pictures attached

Cuphea carthagensis

– A few links with details of this plant (Colombian cuphea, Colombian waxweed, Columbian cuphea, tarweed): (PIER),…  (Hawaii)





ID pls. for this herb: from Kamrup district, Assam:

Please ID for this Herb Sp.

Date :21.12.2012

Location: Kamrup district

Genus & species : Unknwon

Habitat: Grows wild on sterams

Habit : Herb

Flower : Small, pink in colour

Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F.Macbr. Family: Lythraceae




This herb was frequently encountered among grasses in Arunachal, Assam as well as Shillong. 
I think this is Cuphea viscosissima
Please validate the id, also I could not find it previously shared on efi

I think Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F. Macbr.

Thanks …, It matches well…!! 



Herb Id from Bangladesh_SM_1505 : 7 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 2 Mb. 
Flowering and Picture taken : April, 2018
Habitat:  floodplain
Locaton: Chatak, Sunamgang, Bangladesh 

Pl. check 

Pl. check at 

Appears close to images at 

Its Cuphea carthagenensis



ID help please : 6 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3) – around 800 kb each.
Small Herb growing grasses beside the road

Agartala forest department and BSF Camp Tripura 2018 December 

I think Melastomataceae.

Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F.Macbr. ??

Thanks, …, for the id.
To me also appears close to images at Cuphea carthagenensis (Jacq.) J.F.Macbr.