Nama jamaicensis L. (Syst. Nat. ed. 10, 950. 1759.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Anguilla, Antigua, Barbados, Barbuda, the Grenadines, Martinique, Monserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, ], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Cuba (native), Cayman Island (native), Hispaniola (native)[ Dominican Republic, Haiti,], Puerto Rico (native)[], Virgin Islands (native) ( St. Croix, ) ], Bahamas (native), North America (native), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native),
Common Names: Herbe couchée (L. Antilles), Jamaica weed (Bahamas),
Synonyms: Conanthus jamaicensis (L.) A. Heller (Cat. N. Amer. Pl. 6. 1898.), Hydrolea jamaicensis (L.) Raeusch. (Nomencl. Bot. 76. 1797.), Marilaunidium jamaicense (L.) Kuntze (Revis. Gen. Pl. 2: 434. 1891.), Nama jamaicensis L. var. gracilis Brand (in H.G.A. Engler, Pflanzenr. IV, 251 (Heft 59): 156. 1913.),
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Last edited 10 Sep 09