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Taxon: Hamelia patens Jacq.

Genus: Hamelia
Family: Rubiaceae subfamily: Cinchonoideae tribe: Hamelieae
Nomen number: 18240
Place of publication: Enum. syst. pl. 16. 1760 (Select. stirp. amer. hist. 72, t. 50. 1763)
Name verified on: 31-Aug-1999 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 04-Aug-2006
No species priority site assigned.


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Economic importance:


Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida [s.]
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Campeche, Chiapas, Colima, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Mexico, Oaxaca, Puebla, Queretaro, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatan
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda - Barbuda; Bahamas; Cuba; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Guadeloupe; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Puerto Rico; St. Vincent and Grenadines - St. Vincent; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: Venezuela [n.]
    Brazil: Brazil - Acre, Amazonas, Bahia, Federal District, Minas Gerais, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo
    Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina - Chaco, Jujuy, Misiones, Salta; Paraguay

    Indian Subcontinent: India




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  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 November 2015)

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