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  Spermacoce verticillata
 
  Family: RUBIACEAE
  Citation:  Spermacoce verticillata L., Sp. Pl. 102. 1753; Deb & Dutta, Journ. Econ. Tax. Bot. 5: 1060. 1984; Sivar. et al., Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Pl. Sci.) 97: 358. 1987. Borreria verticillata (L.) G.F.W. Meyer, Prim. Fl. Essequib. 83. 1818. Spermacoce globosa Schum. & Thonn., Beskr. Guin. Pl. 93. 1827.
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  Description: Erect, much branched rigid herbs or under shrubs, woody at base; stem 4-angled. Leaves opposite, 2-3.5 x 0.5-0.8 cm, in apparent whorls(due to condensed axillary shoots), sessile, obovate or oblanceolate, apex obtusely acute, narrowed to base, midrib impressed above, nerves obscure; stipules pectinate, connate with leaf-base into a sheath. Flowers white, in terminal or (upper) axillary, globose heads of 1 cm across. Calyx tube 1 mm long; lobes 2, equal to tube. Corolla tube 1 mm long with a ring of hairs at throat; lobes 4, spreading, longer than tube, Stamens 4; filaments long, hairy; anthers 2-celled. Ovary 2-locular; style slender: stigma 2-lobed. Capsule minutely pubescent near the apex; mericarps 2, each covered by septum ventrally; seeds 2, small, oblong.
  Habit: Shrub
  Flowering & Fruiting: May-August
  District(s): Palakkad
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  Habitat: Wastelands
  Distribution: Native of Tropical America
  Aquatic: No
  Epiphyte(s): No
  Saprophyte: No
  Stem parasite: No
  Root parasite: No
  Flower colour(s): White
  Weed: Yes
  Monocot/Dicot: Dicotyledonous Plants
  Exotic: Yes
  Garden: No
  Edible: No
  Vegetable: No
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  Localities: Chikmagallur
   
 
   
 
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