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Published In: Species Plantarum 1: 176. 1753. (1 May 1753) (Sp. Pl.) Name publication detailView in BotanicusView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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Notes: This species grows as a shrub up to 6 m tall, with medium-sized leaves and inflorescences comprising 1 or 2 rather small heads, 0.5--1 cm in diameter. The development and distribution of the pubescence of the leaves and stems varies markedly in southern Mexico and Central America, but Lorence et al. (2012) found continuous variation uncorrelated with any other features and recognized only one species in that region.

Humid coastal savannas and scrub and in evergreen to seasonal forest at 0-400 m, often on limsestone, widely the Caribbean region: throughout the Antilles, in southern Florida and the Bahamas, and along the eastern coasts of southern Mexico through southern Central America, and the northern coasts of Cololmbia and Venezuela; this species is apparently known from one collection also on the Pacific slopes of central western Ecuador. 



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