Taxon: Spermacoce articularis L. f.

Genus: Spermacoce
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Spermacoceae
Nomen number: 451593
Place of publication: Suppl. pl. 119. 1782 ("1781")
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 07-Sep-2006 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 07-Sep-2006
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Distributional Range:


  • Asia-Temperate

    • China: China Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan; Hong Kong
    • Eastern Asia: Japan Ryukyu Islands; Taiwan
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Indo-China: Indochina ; Myanmar ; Thailand
    • Malesia: Indonesia ; Malaysia ; Philippines

  • Naturalized

  • Africa

    • East Tropical Africa: Tanzania
    • Western Indian Ocean: Mauritius ; Reunion
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia


  • Bosser, J. M. et al., eds. Flores des Mascareignes. (F Mascar)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • Dassanayake, M. D. & F. R. Fosberg, eds. A revised handbook to the flora of Ceylon. (F Ceylon)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Harwood, R. & S. Dessein 2005. Australian Spermacoce (Rubiaceae: Spermacoceae). 1. Northern Territory Austral. Syst. Bot. 18:324.
  • Hosking, J. R. 2006. pers. comm. (pers. comm.) via e-mail on 11 Sep
  • Iwatsuki, K. et al. Flora of Japan. (F Japan)
  • Sivarajan, V. V. & R. Vasudevan Nair 1986. Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on the Spermacoce hispida-articularis complex and S. stricta-pusilla complex (Rubiaceae) (Taxon) 35:366-367.
  • Turrill, W. B. et al., eds. Flora of tropical East Africa. (F TE Afr)


Check other web resources for Spermacoce articularis L. f. :

  • AVH: Australia's Virtual Herbarium
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.