Diss. 2[app.]: [vi]. 1786.

Etymology: For Bernardo Cienfuegos, ca. 1580 – ca. 1640, Spanish botanist
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 6. Treatment on page 245. Mentioned on page 218.

Herbs or subshrubs [shrubs], perennial. Stems decumbent or ascending to erect, glabrous or hairy, not viscid. Leaves: stipules persistent, subulate or lanceolate [foliaceous]; blade narrowly oblong-lanceolate or ovate to elliptic, unlobed [lobed], margins entire or serrate. or rotate, yellow, with or without dark center; staminal column included; ovary 3–5-carpellate; style usually connate to apex; stigmas connate, 3–5-lobed, clavate [capitate]. Fruits capsules, erect, not inflated, ovoid, papery, glabrous or hairy. Seeds 2–5 per locule, hairy. x = 10.


sc, se United States, Mexico, Central America, West Indies, South America (to Argentina), sw Asia (Arabian Peninsula), Africa.


Species 26 (2 in the flora).


1 Leaf blades ovate to elliptic, length ca. 1.5 times width, margins coarsely serrate; corolla 1.5–3.5 cm, campanulate, usually dark red proximally; involucellar bracts 6–14 mm, lanceolate to spatulate; stigmas 4 or 5, dark red; capsules 8–14 mm, 4 or 5-locular, glabrous on internal suture. Cienfuegosia drummondii
1 Leaf blades narrowly oblong-lanceolate, length 4–10 times width, margins entire; corolla 1–2 cm, rotate, not dark proximally; involucellar bracts 0.5–2 mm, subulate; stigmas 3, pallid; capsules 6–8 mm, 3-locular, copiously ciliate on internal suture. Cienfuegosia yucatanensis
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Paul A. Fryxell† +  and Steven R. Hill +
Cavanilles +
sc +, se United States +, Mexico +, Central America +, West Indies +, South America (to Argentina) +, sw Asia (Arabian Peninsula) +  and Africa. +
For Bernardo Cienfuegos, ca. 1580 – ca. 1640, Spanish botanist +
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