Spermacoce subvulgata (K. Schum.) Garcia
var. subvulgata

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Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata

Photo: Bart Wursten
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Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Val D'Or

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Synonyms: Anthospermum mazzocchi-alemanii Chiov.
Borreria subvulgata K. Schum.
Tardavel kaessneri S. Moore
Common names:
Status: Native
Erect annual or perennial herb, 15-90 cm. Stems often somewhat woody at the base. Leaves linear, scabrid at the margins and on the veins. Flowers in clusters at the nodes. Corolla white, sometimes tinged with blue; lobes 3-5 mm long, lanceolate. Capsule 3-4 mm long, oblong-ellipsoid more or less hairy.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In grassland, woodland, on rocky outcrops, along roadsides and as a weed of cultivation.
Altitude range: (metres) 640 - 1650 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: From DRC to Kenya, south to Zimbabwe and Namibia.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Thursday 27 March 2008

Chapano, C., Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 33.

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 105.

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.

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 93.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 99.

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 172 - 173. (Includes a picture).

Wursten, B., Timberlake, J. & Darbyshire, I. (2017). The Chimanimani Mountains: an updated checklist. Kirkia 19(1) Page 99. As Spermacoce subvulgata

Other sources of information about Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata:

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Flora of Botswana: Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata
Flora of Malawi: Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata
Flora of Mozambique: Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata
Flora of Zambia: Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Spermacoce subvulgata
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Spermacoce subvulgata
JSTOR Plant Science: Spermacoce subvulgata
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Spermacoce subvulgata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Spermacoce subvulgata
Plants of the World Online: Spermacoce subvulgata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Spermacoce subvulgata
Tropicos: Spermacoce subvulgata
Wikipedia: Spermacoce subvulgata

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Spermacoce subvulgata var. subvulgata.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=156820, retrieved 16 September 2019

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