Cordia curassavica (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult., Syst. Veg. 4: 460 1819. (syn: Cordia brevispicata M.Martens & Galeotti; Cordia brevispicata var. hypomalaca Greenm.; Cordia canescens Kunth; Cordia chacoensis Chodat; Cordia chepensis Pittier; Cordia cuneiformis A.DC.; Cordia cylindrostachya var. graveolens (Kunth) Griseb.; Cordia cylindrostachya var. interrupta (A.DC.) Griseb.; Cordia divaricata Kunth; Cordia graveolens Kunth; Cordia guianensis (Desv.) Roem. & Schult.; Cordia hispida Benth.; Cordia imparilis J.F.Macbr.; Cordia interrupta A.DC.; Cordia linearis A.DC.; Cordia littoralis Pittier; Cordia macrostachya (Jacq.) Roem. & Schult. [Illegitimate]; Cordia martinicensis Link; Cordia mollis Pittier; Cordia oxyphylla A.DC.; Cordia palmeri S.Watson; Cordia rugosa Willd. ex Schult.; Cordia rugosa Willd.; Cordia salicina A.DC.; Cordia socorrensis Brandegee; Cordia spicata Willd. ex Schult.; Cordia verbenacea A.DC.; Lantana bullata L.; Lithocardium brevispicatum Kuntze (Unresolved); Lithocardium canescens (Kunth) Kuntze; Lithocardium cuneiforme (A.DC.) Kuntze; Lithocardium curassavicum (Jacq.) Kuntze; Lithocardium divaricatum (Kunth) Kuntze; ..; Lithocardium macrostachyum (Jacq.) Kuntze; Lithocardium oxyphyllum (A.DC.) Kuntze; Lithocardium peruvianum Kuntze; Lithocardium salicinum (A.DC.) Kuntze; .; Montjolya bullata Friesen; ..; Varronia brevispicata (M. Martens & Galeotti) Borhidi; Varronia canescens (Kunth) Borhidi; Varronia cuneoformis (DC.) Borhidi; Varronia curassavica Jacq.; Varronia divaricata (Kunth) Borhidi; Varronia graveolens (Kunth) Borhidi; Varronia guianensis Desv.; Varronia hispida (Benth.) Borhidi; Varronia interrupta (DC.) Borhidi; Varronia macrostachya Jacq.; Varronia obliqua Ruiz & Pav.; Varronia oxyphylla (DC.) Borhidi; Varronia peruviana (Roem. & Schult.) Borhidi; Varronia rugosa Willd. ex Roem. & Schult. [Invalid]; Varronia salicina (DC.) Kuntze & Borhidi; Varronia verbenacea (DC.) Borhidi);

Image by Siva Siva – Id by Michael van der Poorten 

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Cordia curassavica, commonly known as Black Sage or Wild Sage, is a species of flowering plant in the borage family, Boraginaceae.  

It is native to tropical America and has been widely introduced to Southeast Asia and the tropical Pacific region, where it is an invasive weed.  
The specific epithet is a latinised form of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea region and the locality of the type collection.[1] 
Black Sage is a many-branched shrub growing up to 3 m in height and smelling strongly of sage. Its leaves are lanceolate to ovate in shape, 40–100 mm long and 15–60 mm wide. The small white flowers grow in clusters at the ends of the branches; they have a funnel-shaped corolla, 4–6 mm long. The small, fleshy red fruits each contain a single 4–5 mm long seed.[1] 
(From  Wikipedia on 5.1.14)


 
SL 224 151213 : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 3 authors.  
Please ID this ornamental/medicinal herb with white flowers. Photo was taken in Sri Lanka in Sep 2012.


I think this is Strobilanthes crispa, but I am not sure.


Cordia curassavica.


  
 

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