Taxon: Spermacoce remota Lam.

Genus: Spermacoce
Family: Rubiaceae
  Subfamily: Rubioideae
      Tribe: Spermacoceae
Nomen number: 448862
Place of publication: Tabl. encycl. 1:273. 1792
Name Verified on: 20-Sep-2005 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 12-Jun-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: (fide F Viti, as S. assurgens; F St John, as S. assurgens)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • : Mexico
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Georgia
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Hispaniola; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    • Central America: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Paraguay; Uruguay
    • Western South America: Bolivia; Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. in paleotropics


  • Bacigalupo, N. M. & E. L. Cabral 1999. Sobre la identidad de dos especies de Lamarck, Spermacoce laevis y S. remota (Rubiaceae, Spermacoceae) (Darwiniana) 37:333-334.
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hokche, O. et al. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. 2008 (L Venez ed2)
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. 1995- (F VenGuay)


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