Spermacoce arvensis (Hiern) Good

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Common names:
Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: arvensis: of cultivated fields
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 74.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 171 - 172. (Includes a picture).

Other sources of information about Spermacoce arvensis:

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Flora of Malawi: Spermacoce arvensis
Flora of Mozambique: Spermacoce arvensis
Flora of Zambia: Spermacoce arvensis

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Spermacoce arvensis
African Plant Database: Spermacoce arvensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Spermacoce arvensis
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Spermacoce arvensis
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Spermacoce arvensis
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Spermacoce arvensis
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Spermacoce arvensis
JSTOR Plant Science: Spermacoce arvensis
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Spermacoce arvensis
Plants of the World Online: Spermacoce arvensis
Tropicos: Spermacoce arvensis
Wikipedia: Spermacoce arvensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Spermacoce arvensis.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156710, retrieved 31 May 2024

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