8471.000 Spermacoce L.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs or small subshrubs. Stems often 4-angled. Leaves opposite or in false whorls. Stipular sheath present, divided into 1-many fimbriae. Flowers bisexual, usually in axillary many flowered clusters (which may run together to form a spike-like inflorescence); less often in terminal capitula. Flowers frequently intermixed with numerous ± scarious, filiform bracteoles. Calyx lobes 2-4(-8). Corolla funnel-shaped or salver-shaped; lobes (3-)4. Stamens 4, anthers usually exserted. Ovary 2-locular. Fruit usually a 2-valved capsule.

Worldwide: c. 150 - 250 species, mainly America, but also widespread in the tropics and subtropics

Caprivi: 1 taxon.

Spermacoce senensis

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SpeciesContent
senensis (Klotzsch) HiernDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Spermacoce:

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Flora of Botswana: Spermacoce
Flora of Malawi: Spermacoce
Flora of Mozambique: Spermacoce
Flora of Zambia: Spermacoce
Flora of Zimbabwe: Spermacoce

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Spermacoce
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Spermacoce
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Spermacoce
Wikipedia: Spermacoce
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Spermacoce
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Spermacoce

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-21

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2021). Flora of Caprivi: Genus page: Spermacoce.
https://www.capriviflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1423, retrieved 13 April 2021

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