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Taxon: Stachytarpheta urticifolia Sims

Synonym of Stachytarpheta cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl

Genus: Stachytarpheta
Family: Verbenaceae
Nomen number: 401906
Place of publication: Bot. Mag. 43: t. 1848. 1816
Comment: the presumed basionym, Cymburus urticifolia Salisb. "urticaefolia", was an illegitimate, superfluous name, as Salisbury cited Verbena jamaicensis and Stachytarpheta jamaicensis in synonymy, but these were excluded by Sims
Name verified on: 10-Aug-2011 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 11-Aug-2011
No species priority site assigned.



  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. 1976–. Flores des Mascareignes. [accepts; lists as S. urticifolia (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Chen, S.-H. & M.-J. Wu. 2003. Remarks on the species of Stachytarpheta (Verbenaceae) of Taiwan. Bot. Bull. Acad. Sin. 44:167–174. [accepts; lists as S. "urticaefolia" (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Daniel, P. & A. Rajendran. 1992. Lectotypification of Stachytarpheta urticifolia Sims (Verbenaceae). Taxon 41:751.
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. 1980–. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. [accepts; lists as S. "urticaefolia" (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Exell, A. W. et al., eds. 1960–. Flora zambesiaca. [mentions].
  • Friedmann, F. 1994. Flore de Seychelles. [accepts; lists as S. urticifolia (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Germishuizen, G. & N. L. Meyer, eds. 2003. Plants of southern Africa: an annotated checklist. Strelitzia 14. [accepts; lists as S. urticifolia (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Grierson, A. J. C. & D. J. Long. 1984–. Flora of Bhutan including a record of plants from Sikkim. [accepts].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds. [accepts; "urticaefolia"].
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles. [accepts].
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. 1993–. Flora of Japan. [accepts; lists as S. urticifolia (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Matthew, K. M. 1983. The flora of the Tamilnadu Carnatic. [mentions].
  • Munir, A. A. 1992. A taxonomic revision of the genus Stachytarpheta Vahl (Verbenaceae) in Australia. J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 14:146. [lists as S. "urticaefolia" (Salisb.) Sims; = S. cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl].
  • Parsons, W. T. & E. G. Cuthbertson. 1992. Noxious weeds of Australia. [accepts].
  • Smith, A. C. 1979–1991. Flora vitiensis nova. [accepts; lists as S. "urticaefolia" (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. 1952–. Flora of tropical East Africa. [accepts].
  • Wagner, W. L. et al. Flora of the Hawaiian Islands (on-line resource). [lists as S. urticifolia (Salisb.) Sims; = S. cayennensis (Rich.) Vahl].
  • Walker, E. 1976. Flora of Okinawa and the southern Ryukyu Islands. [accepts; lists as S. "urticaefolia" (Salisb.) Sims].
  • Wunderlin, R. & B. Hansen. Atlas of Florida vascular plants (on-line resource). [lists as S. urticifolia (Salisb.) Sims].

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