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Verbenaceae family

Stachytarpheta cayennensis
(Richard) Vahl
, Enum. Pl. 1: 208.  1804 “cajanensis.”
Bas.: Verbena cayennensis Richard (1792).
Syn.: Stachytarpheta urticifolia Sims (1816).


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Indigenous rare herb of semi-open and open dry and moist areas.
Antigua, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Les Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, Grenada, Barbados, Greater Antilles, Mesoamerica, South America.
Flowers white/pale purple. Other Stachytarpheta species have blue-purple or pure white flowers.
Local medicinal uses