Spermacoce exilis (L. O. Williams) C. D. Adams, Fieldiana, Bot., n.s. 33: 316. 1993. (syn. Borreria exilis L. O. Williams, Phytologia 28: 227. 1974, based on B. gracilis L. O. Williams, Phytologia 26: 487. 1973, not Scheele (1844), nor Spermacoce gracilis Ruiz & Pavon (1798); B. repens Candolle; S. decandollei Deb & R. M. Dutta, nom. illeg. superfl.; S. mauritiana Gideon; S. repens (Candolle) Fosberg & D. A. Powell (1980), not Willdenow ex Chamisso & Schlechtendal (1828), nor Sessé & Mociño (1893), nor Larrañaga (1923).) as per Flora of China;
Andaman Is.; Argentina Northeast; Argentina Northwest; Assam; Belize; Benin; Bolivia; Borneo; Brazil North; Brazil Northeast; Brazil West-Central; Burundi; Cabinda; Cameroon; Caroline Is.; Central African Repu; Central American Pac; China Southeast; Christmas I.; Colombia; Congo; Costa Rica; Cuba; Dominican Republic; East Himalaya; Ecuador; El Salvador; Fiji; French Guiana; Gabon; Ghana; Guatemala; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Gulf of Guinea Is.; Guyana; Hainan; Hawaii; Honduras; India; Ivory Coast; Jamaica; Jawa; Lesser Sunda Is.; Liberia; Madagascar; Malawi; Malaya; Mauritius; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Southeast; Mexico Southwest; Myanmar; Nepal; New Guinea; Nicaragua; Nicobar Is.; Nigeria; Panam; Paraguay; Peru; Philippines; Puerto Rico; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Suriname; Taiwan; Tanzania; Thailand; Trinidad-Tobago; Uganda; Venezuela; Vietnam; Windward Is.; Zambia; Zare as per Catalogue of Life;
Diffuse or erect herbs; stem 4-angled and narrowly winged, ciliate along the margins. Leaves 1-2.7 x 0.4-1.3 cm, ovate to elliptic, base cuneate, apex acute, glabrous, subsessile; stipule bristles subulate. Flowers very small, in axillary and terminal, sessile, capitate clusters. Bracts and bracteoles subulate. Calyx lobes 2, 1-2 mm long, lanceolate. Corolla white, c. 2 mm long. Capsule c. 1 mm long, truncate, compressed, pubescent. Seeds oblong, reticulate.
Flowering and fruiting: September-October
Moist and dry deciduous forests and waste places
Tropical America, widely introduced elsewhere
(From India Biodiversity Portal (Spermacoce exilis (L.O.Williams) C.D.Adams ex W.C.Burger & C.M.Taylo)
Pouzolzia zeylanica ? : Attachments (1). 13 posts by 5 authors.
Along roadside in Ponda area of Goa on 29/9/09.
Is it not Spermacoce ocymoides, …?
Thanks, … I think it’s not Spermacoce ocymoides.
See the earlier Indiantreepix link on Spermacoce ocymoides:
efi thread 1
I am sure you would have confirmed before adding to wikipedia. However I think it needs more critical study. Pl. check this link
Any comments from members, pl.?”
Thanks, … for the feedback.
I have to go through all the threads again on Indiantreepix & related materials for Spermacoce ocymoides & Spermacoce pusilla.
I will make corrections in these threads/ Wikipedia once it’s validated by experts/ those who have posted it earlier. Posters of Spermacoce ocymoides may also make necessary corrections in their earlier records.
FOI link for Spermacoce pusilla is below:
Thanks a lot … for raising the doubts.
But my original posted species is not Spermacoce ocymoides, for which FOI link is given below: FOI
…, this plant may not be Pouzolzia … the main veins of Pouzolzia leaves are clearly indented … even a long shot should be able to show them … BUT this is what I visualize; I may be wrong.
This is Spermacoce decandollei Deb & R.M. Dutta ( Jorunal of Economic and Taxonomic Botany 5(5): 1044. 1984) Syn: Borreria repens DC.
Thanks, … But I could hardly find any details/ picture on net. Any reason?
Spermacoce decandollei is a synonym of Spermacoce prostrata, according to Kew Checklist
Thanks, … for the feedback.
Spermacoce is now certainly getting interesting!!!
On further scrutiny, my posted pictures seems to match with Spermacoce ocymoides (as initially pointed out by …) as at FOI as below:
Pl. have a look & confirm.
Spermacoce sp. from Assam KD 04.Dec’14 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
Attached images may be Spermacoce sp. Please ID the plant.
Family : Rubiaceae
Genus & species : Spermacoce sp.
Habitat: Grows wild on open space
Habit : Herb
SK761 27 SEP-2017:ID : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5) – around 500 kb each.
Location: Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal
Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft.
Spermacoce alata? Pl. check.
Appears close to images at Spermacoce ocymoides
Spermacoce species in eFloraofindia (with details/ keys from published papers/ regional floras/ FRLHT/ FOI/ Biotik/ efloras/ books etc., where ever available on net)
Looks matching to Spermacoce ocymoides though leaves look slight different.
ID please : 4 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2)
Please give the ID of this herb which seems to be a Rubiaceae member. Location: Kozhikode
ID requested: Rubiaceae (Nilgiris, TN):
Theppekkad Forest Range, Mudumalai, Nilgiris, TN
Herb; ~20 cm height.
Dry deciduous forests
Spermacoce species ?
Yes, it looks like Spermacoce/ Mitracarpus/ Hedyotis (I am not a taxonomist). I have a bunch of such Rubs, all looking similar in the field. I am trying to get to the species.
Trying to find a Rubiaceae specialist.
Spermacoce exilis (L.O.Williams) C.D.Adams ex W.C.Burger & C.M.Taylor ??
You’re right …