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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Spermacoce L.
      1. Spermacoce octodon (Hepper) Hakki

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to Chad.

    [FWTA]

    Rubiaceae, F. N. Hepper & R. W. J. Keay. Flora of West Tropical Africa 2. 1963

    Habit
    Erect, usually branched, scabrid herb about 2 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers white, sometimes tinged pale mauve
    Ecology
    In open sandy savanna.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Burkina, Cameroon, Central African Repu, Chad, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Mali, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Spermacoce octodon (Hepper) Hakki appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Dec 1, 1998 Jansen, J.W.A. [2595], Togo K000384244
    Jan 1, 1959 Roberty, G. [12524], Côte d'Ivoire K000384237
    Dalziel, J.M. [646], Nigeria K000384278
    Burton [s.n.], Benin K000422891 syntype
    Chevalier, A. [22401], Côte d'Ivoire K000384236
    Chevalier, A. [23470], Benin K000384243
    Lely, H.V. [522], Nigeria K000384274
    Thomas, A.S. [164], Ghana K000384238
    Santo, E. [3418], Guinea-Bissau K000384232
    Barter [1258], Nigeria K000422889
    Adam, J.G. [12569], Guinea K000384234
    Barter, C. [s.n.], Nigeria K000422890
    Ern, H. [3284], Togo K000384245
    Hepburn, I.D. [36], Nigeria K000384277
    Johnson, W.H. [527], Ghana K000384239
    Irvine, F.R. [1977], Ghana K000384241
    Croat, T.B. [53366], Nigeria K000384275
    Lisowski, S. [10528], Guinea K000384235
    Howes, F.N. [1036], Ghana K000384242
    Anderson, J. [42], Ghana K000384240
    Chevalier, A.J.B. [723], Mali K000211670
    s.coll. [3503], Guinea-Bissau K000384233
    Young, [J.D.] [129], Nigeria K000384276
    Onochie, C.F. [34113], Nigeria Octodon setosum 5030.000

    Bibliography

    First published in Englera 4: 435 (1984)

    Accepted by

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.
    • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.
    • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2020. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0