Plant Listings

Pseudocarpidium wrightii

Pseudocarpidium wrightii Millsp.

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Family: Lamiaceae

Habit: Pseudocarpidium wrightii grows as a large shrub to small tree up to 7 meters in height. Young stems are minutely pubescent.  The simple leaves are arranged oppositely, elliptic to obovate, up to 6 cm long and 4 cm wide. The adaxial surface is shiny and the leaf margin spinose dentate with an undulation of the edge.

The zygomorphic, complete, perfect, flowers are arranged in panicles in leaf axils. The inflorescences are minutely pubescent.  The calyx has 5 greenish purple, fused sepals. The corolla has 5 purple, fused petals with the lower lobe triangular with a yellow throat that is pubescent. There are 4 stamens fused to the corolla. The superior ovary has 4 locules and 4 ovules.  The fruit is a lobed brown nutlet.

Habitat: Pseudocarpidium wrightii grows in Dry Broadleaf Evergreen Formations Shrublands (Coppice).

Distribution in Bahamas/Globally: Pseudocarpidium wrightii grows only on Andros island and on Cuba

Medicinal/Cultural/Economic usage: Pseudocarpidium wrightii is not used medicinally in the Bahamas.