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Trop. Asia to SW. Pacific as per WCSP;
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Argentina Northeast; Brazil West-Central; Burkina; Burundi; Cameroon; Central African Repu; Chad; Colombia; Congo; Ecuador; Ethiopia; Fiji; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Guinea Is.; India; Ivory Coast; Jawa; Liberia; Malaya; Maldives; Mali; Myanmar; New Guinea; Nigeria; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Samoa; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Solomon Is.; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Togo; Uganda; Vanuatu; Zare as per Catalogue of life;
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sperm-a-KOH-see — seed point, referring to the capsule being surrounded by calyx points
ok-kye-MOY-deez — resembles Ocimum (basil)
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commonly known as: basil-like spermacoce, purple-leaved button weed
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Native of: Mauritius, India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines; naturalized elsewhere
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