Spermacoce latifolia Aubl.

Common name

English: Broadleaf buttonweed


Kingdom: Plantae (2189)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2096)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (1768)

      Order: Rubiales (49)

        Family: Rubiaceae (49) (family description)

          Genus: Spermacoce (5)

           Epithet: latifolia Aubl. (9)

Synonyms: Borreria bartlingiana DC., Borreria eradii Ravi, Borreria latifolia (Aubl.) K.Schum., Tardavel latifolia (Aubl.) Standl.

bartlingiana => in honor of Friedrich Gottlieb Theophil Bartling (1798-1875), German botanist, professor and director of the botanical garden at G├Âttingen

latifolia => with broad leaves


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

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