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Updated 9/28/2013

Family Verbenaceae


Stachytarpheta cayennensis

Ho'omaluhia BG, Kane'ohe, Oahu


Wa'ahila ridge, Oahu

Kawainui Marsh, Oahu


Weakly ascending herb of disturbed mesic areas.  Leaves thin, embossed, sometimes with short hairs, strongly toothed margins.  Flowers dark violet.  May hybridize with Stachytarpheta jamaicensis.  Native to the Tropical Americas & Asia.  Formerly reported from Hawaii as Stachytarpheta dichotoma & Starchytarpheta urticifolia.