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  1. Family: Rubiaceae Juss.
    1. Genus: Spermacoce L.
      1. Spermacoce intricans (Hepper) H.M.Burkill

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. & W. Central Tropical Africa.

    [FWTA]

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

    Habit
    A more or less erect, branched herb about 1 ft. high
    Flowers
    Flowers white
    Ecology
    In forest.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Cameroon, Central African Repu, Gabon, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone

    Synonyms

    Other Data

    Spermacoce intricans (Hepper) H.M.Burkill appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Nov 1, 2008 Cheek, M. [13381], Cameroon K000580419
    May 1, 2002 Etuge, M. [1975], Cameroon K000026335
    May 1, 2002 Sebsebe [4997], Cameroon K000026336
    Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9148], Cameroon K000026344
    Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9057], Cameroon K000026345
    Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9510], Cameroon K000026338
    Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [7701], Cameroon K000026339
    Oct 1, 2001 Cheek, M. [9625], Cameroon K000026343
    Oct 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3217], Cameroon K000026337
    Oct 1, 2001 Cable, S. [3747], Cameroon K000026342
    Oct 1, 2001 Sidwell, K. [356], Cameroon K000026340
    Oct 1, 2001 Ryan, P. [210], Cameroon K000026334
    Deighton, F.C. [3054], Sierra Leone K000422886 holotype

    Bibliography

    First published in Kew Bull. 41: 1006 (1986)

    Accepted by

    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Govaerts, R. (2003). World Checklist of Selected Plant Families Database in ACCESS: 1-216203. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions

    • Jongkind, C. (2014). Fauna & Flora of Liberia, flowering plant species list www.liberianfaunaflora.org.
    • Dobignard, A. & Chatelain, C. (2011). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 2: 1-429. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
    • Ruhsam, M in Ruhsam, M. (2005). Survey of all the Rubiaceae specimens at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
    • Lebrun, J.P. (1973). Énumération des plantes vasculaires du Sénégal: 1-209. Maisons Alfort: Institut d'élevage et de médecine vétérinaire des pays tropicaux.

    Sources

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    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