Spermacoce articularis L.f., Suppl. Pl. 119 1782. (syn. Borreria articularis (L.f.) F.N.Williams; Spermacoce flexuosa Lour.; Spermacoce longicaulis R.Br. ex G.Don; Spermacoce ramosissima R.Br. ex Wall. [Invalid]; Spermacoce scabra Willd.;                                  (=) Spermacoce hispida auct.);
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Trop. & Subtrop. Asia as per WCSP;
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Assam; Bangladesh; Borneo; China Southeast; East Himalaya; India; Jawa; Madagascar; Malaya; Mauritius; Myanmar; Nansei-shoto; Nepal; Northern Territory; Philippines; Queensland; South China Sea; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Taiwan; Tanzania; Vietnam as per Catalogue of Life;
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sperm-a-KOH-see — seed point, referring to the capsule being surrounded by calyx points … Dave’s Botanary
ar-tik-yoo-LAR-iss — having joints, jointed
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commonly known as: jointed buttonweedGujarati: ખરસટ શંખલો kharsat shankhlo, મદનઘંટી madanghanti, માધુરી જડી madhuri jadiHindi: गुठारी guthariKannada: ಮದನಗಂಟಿ madanaganti, ತರತಾವಳ್ tartavaluMalayalam: തറുതാവൽ tharthaval, കുടൽചുരുക്കി kudalchurukkiMarathi: मदनघंटी madanghantiNepali: गनेली झार ganeli jharTamil: நத்தைச்சூரி nattai-c-curiTelugu: మదన madanaTulu: ತರತಾವಳ್ tartavalu
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Native to: s China, e Asia, India, Indo-China, Malesia; naturalized elsewhere
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Small perennial herb with procumbent or ascending branches, strongly angled; leaves sessile or subsessile, oblong-elliptic to obovate-spathulate, 10-15 mm long, minutely hairy, apex obtuse or rounded; flowers white or tinged pink, in axillary clusters of 1-6, bracts linear up to mm long; calyx lobes 4, narrowly triangular, 1.5 mm long; corolla tube 6-10 mm long, lobes 2 mm long; capsule globose to ellipsoid, 2-2.5 mm long.
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Rubiaceae week- Spermacoce articularis at Nagpur:  Small herb of Rubiaceae Family.
Bot. name: Spermacoce articularis
Location: Nagpur
Habitat: Wild.


Have found this plant growing on Konkan coasts too.



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Rubiaceae Week: Spermacoce articularis from Dakpathar: Spermacoce articularis Linnaeus f., Suppl. Pl. 119. 1782.

syn: Borreria articularis (L. f.) F. N. Williams
Small perennial herb with procumbent or ascending branches, strongly angled; leaves sessile or subsessile, oblong-elliptic to obovate-spathulate, 10-15 mm long, minutely hairy, apex obtuse or rounded; flowers white or tinged pink, in axillary clusters of 1-6, bracts linear up to mm long; calyx lobes 4, narrowly triangular, 1.5 mm long; corolla tube 6-10 mm long, lobes 2 mm long; capsule globose to ellipsoid, 2-2.5 mm long.

Photographed near Dakpathar on way to Chakrata in September



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Ken Gharial Sanctuary about 500 – 1800 ft asl
Date / Time: 15 SEP 13 at 11:54 AM Altitude: about 610 ft asl
¿ / Oldenlandia / Spermacoce / ? … (family: Rubiaceae)
Dear friends, ID please.

Spermacoce articularis??


I agree with S. articularis.


 


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for id request BRS 523 : Attachments (3). 3 posts by 2 authors.

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.
Location: Adyar, Chennai
Date: 11.11.2013
Habitat: Garden
Habit: Herb

I would call this Spermacoce articularis!



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For Identification. : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6)
Please help with Id of this annual herbaceous plant.
Aerial weak decumbent stem, Leaves simple opposite decussate, Deccurrent leaf base. Whole plant full of hairs. Interpetiolar stipules present.
Locality-Shivamogga
Habitat- Tropical semi-evergreen forest.

I hope Spermacoce articularis….!!



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Borreria articularis – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 1 image.
Borreria articularis (= Spermacoce a.) from Tiruvannamalai, TN.



Please help to identify this Rubiaceae herb. Found in open pasture land.
Place: Kancheepuram dist, TN
Date: 28 Nov 2009


Flowers of Spermacoce articularis
Marathi name: Madanghanti
Today at Alibag, Maharashtra (6.8.10)


Commonly known as the jointed buttonweed



Date/Time- 1st sept

Location- Place, Altitude, GPS- bandhavgarh ntl park

Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild

Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  herb

Height/Length- 4-5 inches

This small creeper type plant was growing near the road side.

Nice pictures of Spermacoce articularis.

Spermacoce articularis indeed


Yes this herb is Spermacoce articularis L.f.

follow the link for earlier pictures



via Species‎ > ‎S‎ > Spermacoce articularis L.f. … family: Rubiaceae

Flowers of India Discussions at efloraofindia more views in flickr more views on Google Earth
sperm-a-KOH-see — seed point, referring to the capsule being surrounded by calyx pointsDave’s Botanary
ar-tik-yoo-LAR-iss — having joints, jointed
commonly known as: jointed buttonweedGujarati: ખરસટ શંખલો kharsat shankhlo, મદનઘંટી madanghanti, માધુરી જડી madhuri jadiHindi: गुठारी guthariKannada: ಮದನಗಂಟಿ madanaganti, ತರತಾವಳ್ tartavaluMalayalam: തറുതാവൽ tharthaval, കുടൽചുരുക്കി kudalchurukkiMarathi: मदनघंटी madanghantiNepali: गनेली झार ganeli jharTamil: நத்தைச்சூரி nattai-c-curiTelugu: మదన madanaTulu: ತರತಾವಳ್ tartavalu
botanical names: Spermacoce articularis L.f. … synonyms: Borreria articularis (L.f.) F.N.Williams • Spermacoce flexuosa Lour. • Spermacoce longicaulis R.Br. ex G.Don • Spermacoce scabra Willd. … The Plants List (2013). Version 1.1.
September 26, 2009 … Kolad, Maharashtra


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Spermacoce articularis is commonly known as: bristly buttonweed, false buttonweed, jointed buttonweed, shaggy buttonweed
and following Tamil and Telugu:
Tamil: நத்தைச்சூரி nattai-c-curi
Telugu: మదనగ్రంధి madana-grandhi
Please validate the names following, requesting you to provide at least one valid name in each language put in native script.
Hindi: ¿ मदनघण्टी ? madanaghanti
Kannada: daare botu, daare kaddi, madana buddame gida, madana ganti, madanabadu, madanaganti, megidda
Malayalam: kutalccurukki, nattaccuri, tardavel, tartaval, thartuvel
Marathi: ¿ घंटी ची भाजी ? ghanti chi bhaaji
Sanskrit: madanaghanti

Here are a few more
Sans.: Madanaghanta
Hindi: Guthari
Beng.: Madana-banta-kadu
Mar.: Ghanti-chi-bhaji
Guj.: Madhuri jedi
Tam.: Natai churi, nutti choori

 


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Date/Time- 27.08.12 / 10.30am
Location- Palghar tehsil, Thane district , Maharashtra
Habitat– growing in and around hilly region, found on the slope as well as on the top of a small hill
Plant Habit- a creeping herb
Is this borreria articularis ?
On the top of the hiill I found the same plant with same characters only with stout habit. Attaching its picture below (DSCN4210). Is it the same spp (Ecotype?)

I think Borreria articularis only. Spermacoce articularis L.f. is accepted name now



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Herb for identification : 230912 RV 1:
Please help to Id this small herb…I found it near Khopoli/Pali area about 100 km from Mumbai.


I think Spermacoce articularis?? (Family: Rubiaceae).


… my thought same as …, Spermacoce articularis (Family: Rubiaceae)


Yes, …, this is Spermacoce articularis L. f.
Syn: Borreria articularis (L.f.) F.N. Will.; Spermacoce hispida Hook.f.


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[EfloraofIndia_Rubiaceae week_060212PD03_ Spermacoce articularis_Flora of Odisha] : please find the images of Spermacoce articularis

Name: Spermacoce articularis
Family: Rubiaceae
Habit: Herb
Habitat: Wild, Grasslands
Place of collection: Ravpur, Nayagarh, Odisha

Another great set of pictures.



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Rubiaceae week: Spermacoce articularis from Morni Hills: Spermacoce articularis from Morni Hills


Another set of beautiful tiny flowers.



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sperm-a-KOH-see — seed point, referring to the capsule being surrounded by calyx points
ar-tik-yoo-LAR-iss — having joints, jointed

Sep 26, 2009 … at Kolad, Maharashtra
commonly known as: bristly buttonweed, false buttonweed, jointed buttonweed, shaggy buttonweed • Gujarati: માધુરી જડી  madhuri jadi • Hindi: मदनघण्टी  madanaghanti • Kannada: ಮದನಗಮ್ತಿ  madanagamti • Malayalam: kutalccurukki, nattaccuri • Marathi: घंटी ची भाजी  ghanti chi bhaaji, मदनघंटी  madanghanti • Sanskrit: मदनघण्टि  madanaghanti • Tamil: நத்தைச்சூரி nattai-c-curi • Telugu: మదనగ్రంధి madana-grandhi
Native to: s China, e Asia, India, Indo-China, Malesia; naturalized elsewhere
References: Flowers of IndiaNPGS / GRINENVIS – FRLHTDDSA
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more views: Sep 26, 2009 … at Kolad, Maharashtra


No doubt all your pics are superb…thanks a lot..



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152-TSP-ID-01FEB2018-1: A herb near Chikmagalur for ID assistance. : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)

Kindly examine and identify this plant 

Habit: Herb 

Habitat: Wild,Semi-evergreen forest fringe. 

Sighting: Near Chikmagalur,Karnataka,about 1200 msl 

Date: 10-10-2015


Rubiaceaespermacoce or similar genera. Pl. check species under



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Spermacoce hispida L. SN Oct 22 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Spermacoce hispida L, Rubiaceae,
prostrate or ascending weed, medicinal herb, very common weed in the rainfed lands

It should be Spermacoce articularis as per comparative images at Spermacoce and as per keys at Flora of China


Yes, it’s S. articularis only,
Clearly corolla tube two times longer than the lobes.



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Plant from Chhattisgarh 2 – indiantreepix | Google Groups : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1)
Please guide in identification of this medicinal plant used in traditional healing. Second image.


Borreria ? (RUBIACEAE)


A member of Rubiaceae and please try in Borreria sp.


Borreria hispida (L.) Schumann, It correct name is Spermacoce hispida L.


Although not clearly visible, corolla tube should be long.
It should be Spermacoce articularis as per comparative images at Spermacoce and as per keys at Flora of China

S. aurticularis only,



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Konkan, May 2014 :: Requesting ID of this herb :: 16JUN014 :: ARK-28 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Requesting to please ID this herb captured in a field near Devgad, Maharashtra in May 2014.

It is Spermacoce hispida (Borreria hispida) of Rubiaceae, a common weed in rainfed fields.


Although not clearly visible, corolla tube should be long.
It should be Spermacoce articularis as per comparative images at Spermacoce and as per keys at Flora of China


Possibly Neanotis so. But id cannot be conclusive.


Thanks, …  If so, pl. check at /species/m—z/r/rubiaceae/neanotis


Does not seem to match with any species so far at Neonotis
I think close to Spermacoce articularis only.


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04092013 BRS 510 : Attachments (2). 3 posts by 2 authors.
Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. confirmation.

Location: Chembarampakkam, Chennai
Date: 31.08.2013
Habitat: Rural
Habit: herb

Spermacoce hispida (= Borreria hispida).


Although not visible, corolla tube should be long.

It should be Spermacoce articularis as per comparative images at Spermacoce and as per keys at Flora of China


Am also agree with S. articularis.



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efloraofindia:”For Id wild herb with lilac flowers at Talegaon Dabhade :Jan 2016: MR-04″ : 9 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (4)

Talegaon Dabhade Pune
Dec 2015
Requesting to Id this wild herb with lilac flowers

i think its some Spermacoce spp


Spermacoce species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)


Spermacoce hirsuta?


Spermacoce hispida, perhaps.


Thank you for the Id


Although not clearly visible, corolla tube should be long.

It should be Spermacoce articularis as per comparative images at Spermacoce and as per keys at Flora of China


Yes, it’s S. articularis.


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08092013 BRS 516 :  Attachments (2). 5 posts by 4 authors.
Pl. find the attached file contain photo for id. confirmation.

Location: Chembarampakkam, Chennai
Date: 31.08.2013
Habitat: Rural
Habit: Herb

Spermacoce articularis L. f.


yes this is Spermacoce articularis of Rubiaceae; used as fodder for cattle.



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13122019EPT45 : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5) – around 550 kb each.
presenting for ID
Location : Chennai outskirts 
Date :11.12.19
Elevation : 30 mtrs
Habitat : Road side among grass and short plants 
Habit : Short spreading plant

Spermacoce sp. ?


Pl. check, as per … suggestion, comparative images at
https://sites.google.com/site/efloraofindia/species/m–-z/r/rubiaceae/spermacoce


Spermacoce articularis



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Please help id this tiny annual lavender-colored flower : 6 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (2)
Bhopal. Sandstone Vindhyan hills. 25/8/2020

Neanotis?


I concur with … But unable to pinpoint the species


Neanotis montholonii ??


I feel it is Borreria/Spermacoce, check for S. articularis?


Yes it’s Spermacoce articularis


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94 ID wild plant: 13 images.
Please ID wild plant,
Location: near Reserve Forest, Chathamattom, Ernakulam District, (Kochi) Kerala PIN:686671
Flower date: 02.06.2021, 01.20pm
Altitude: 1400fsl
Habitat: wild, moisture, rocky
Plant habit: creeping, branches, slender weak purpled angular stem, hairy, annual
Height: 10cm
Leaves: opposite, ovate
Flower: diameter:02.5mm, violet, non fragrant
Camera: mobile LG K10 2017 13mp +macro lens


Spermacoce articularis L.f. !


I concur with …


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Identify the Neanotis sp.?: 2 high res. images.
Habitat:- dry & rocky area

Habit:- An annual herb
Leaves:- ovat-lanceolate
Flower:- light purple in terminal cymes

Spermacoce articularis


Yes. Agree with …


Which place?


Loc- Zawar area, Udaipur Rajasthan


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Spermacoce articularis L.f.: 7 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Altitude: 1200 m.
Date: 13 August 2021
Habit : Wild



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