Cuphea procumbens
Ortega, Nov. Pl. Descr. Dec. 17 1797. (syn: Cuphea bilimekii Koehne; Cuphea erecta Hoffmanns.; Cuphea palustris Hemsl.; Cuphea procumbens Cav.; Cuphea purpurea hort. ex Lem.; Parsonsia bilimekii (Koehne) Standl.; Parsonsia procumbens (Cav.) A. A. Heller);
C. America, naturalised around Kathmandu as per Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal;
Mexico (Aguascalientes, Ciudad de Mexico, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero,
Hidalgo, Jalisco, Mexico State, Michoacan, Morelos, Oaxaca, Puebla, San Luis
Potosi, Sinaloa, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Zacatecas), Bolivia (introduced), China
(introduced) (Beijing (introduced), Shanghai (introduced)), Nepal (introduced),
Java (introduced), trop. Afr. (introduced), Mauritius (introduced), Darjeeling
(introduced), USA (introduced) (Georgia (introduced), Massachusetts
(introduced), North Carolina (introduced), South Carolina (introduced))
as per Catalogue of Life ;

Cuphea procumbens Cav. : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (13)
Sharing some pictures of Cuphea procumbens Cav. shot at Pilit baba Ashram, Bhaktapur, Nepal on 26 September 2016 at 5200 ft.
Nepali Name: सुल्फा फूल  Sulphaa Phool 

Thanks, …, for the beautiful details.

C. America, naturalised around Kathmandu.




Fwd: [efloraofindia:57815]….Cuphe­a llavea from Shimla: This ornamental herb was shot at IIAS, Shimla, in November 2010. As far as I could know, I suppose this to be Cuphea llavea (Bat-faced cuphea). Attached pics might not be that illustrative of its face. 

I think this indeed Cuphea llavea thry come in different colours


Cuphea procumbens Cav. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each. 
Location : Golphutar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Elevation : 4400 ft.
Date : 2 June 2018
Habit : Wild 




Cuphea procumbens Cav. : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (4)- 1 mb each. 

Location: Godavari, Nepal
Altitude : 1638 m.
Date:  08n August 2019

Habit :  Wild 

Attachments (1)- 6 mb.  

excellent. I like the habitat picture the best for information about where to spot them and how. thanks. I wish everybody would take habitat pictures like this

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