Diodia sarmentosa Sw.

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Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Edge of Aberfoyle Golf course

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Synonyms: Diodia pilosa Schumach. & Thonn.
Diodia scandens auct. non Sw.
Spermacoce pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) DC.
Common names:
Frequency:
Status: Native
Description:
Straggling or procumbent perennial or annual herb. Stems up to 4 m long, distinctly 4-angled, hairy on the angles. Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 6.5 cm long, green to yellowish-green, with rough, tubercle based hairs. Stipules frilled with 5-7 setae, up to 7 mm long. Flowers in few-flowered clusters at the nodes. Corolla with 4 triangular lobes, small, mauve or white, somewhat hairy outside. Stamens and style exserted. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, up to 3.5 × 2.5 mm.
Notes: This species appears to have been omitted in error from Mapaura and Timberlake (2004).
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: At the margin of evergreen and riverine forest and rocky areas near rivers.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1470 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Asia, America and the Mascarene Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
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Images last updated: Saturday 8 October 2011
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 163 - 164. (Includes a picture).


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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Diodia sarmentosa.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162280, retrieved 4 December 2016

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