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Cuphea carthagenensis
Synonyms: C. balsamona

Common Name(s): Colombian waxweed
Family: Lythraceae
Growth Habit: Annual
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Being domesticated. Hybrids of US C. viscossima and Mexican C. lanceolata are most promising. Genetic crossing under way to increase range of Cuphea. Likely grown in Midwest & northwestern US.
Crop not found in disease search.
Fuel - petroleum sub., Medicinal - folklore


Geographical Origin:
Mexico, South America
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