Spermacoce sp.

Spermacoce sp. by Michael Plagens

Small herb with small white flowers, Taita Hills, Kenya. May 2017.

LEAVES: The leaves are linear, shaped like grass leaves with pointed tip. They are arranged opposite on the stems and there are stipule sheathes around the stem.

HERB: The above ground portions were entirely herbaceous.

FLOWERS: The white, tinged flowers are small and have four petals.

RANGE: There are numerous similar species, distributed through most tropical countries. A similar genus of madders, Oldenlandia, also presents a number of species.



Spermacoce sp. by Michael Plagens

Rubiaceae -- Coffee Family

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Kenya Natural History

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