Clidemia hirta (L. ) D. Don
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Kingdom Plantae  
 Phylum Magnoliophyta  
 Class Magnoliopsida  
 Order Myrtales  
 Family Melastomataceae  
 Genus Clidemia  
  Clidemia hirta    (L.) D. Don, 1823 
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Synonyms: Clidemia benthamiana Clidemia elegans Clidemia hirta chrysantha Clidemia hirta elegans Clidemia hirta tiliaefolia Clidemia pauciflora Clidemia tiliaefolia Leandra fimbriata Maieta hirta Melastoma crenatum Melastoma elegans details
Citation: Flora of Taiwan 2nd ed. 6: 81, 2003; Wu, S. H., C. F. Hsieh, and Marcel Rejmanek. 2004. Catalogue of the Naturalized Flora of Taiwan. Taiwania
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Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don

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General Information
Symbol: CLHI3
Group: Dicot
Family: Melastomataceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Shrub
Native Status : HI   I
L48   N
PB   I
PR   N
VI   N
Other Common Names: Koster's curse
kui (Palau)
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Rosidae
Order Myrtales
Family Melastomataceae – Melastome family
Genus Clidemia D. Don – clidemia
Species Clidemia hirta (L.) D. Don – soapbush

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 1 subspecies of Clidemia hirta . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
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(L.) D. Don var. <i>
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Clidemia hirta var. hirta

Legal Status

U.S. Weed Information
Clidemia hirta Koster's curse kaurasiga kui mbona na mbulamakau roinisinga soap bush This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below.This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.
HEAR USDI, Geological Survey. 1999. Information index for selected alien plants in Hawaii (20 October 2003). Hawaiian Ecosystems at Risk Project, Biological Resources Division, Haleakala Field Station. Makawao, Hawaii.

Wetland Status

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Number of matches : 3
Query: SELECT * FROM img WHERE ready=1 and taxon like "Clidemia hirta%" and (lifeform != "specimen_tag" OR lifeform != "Plant") ORDER BY taxon

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Clidemia hirta
Clidemia hirta
ID: 0024 3291 2008 0078 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2000 California Academy of Sciences

Clidemia hirta
Clidemia hirta
ID: 0177 3303 2106 0031 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2008 California Academy of Sciences

Clidemia hirta
Clidemia hirta
ID: 0177 3303 2106 0032 [detail]
Gerald and Buff Corsi
© 2008 California Academy of Sciences

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