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Taxon: Spermacoce alata Aubl.

Genus: Spermacoce
Family: Rubiaceae subfamily: Rubioideae tribe: Spermacoceae.
Nomen number: 316408
Place of publication: Hist. pl. Guiane 60, t. 22, fig. 7. 1775
Name verified on: 13-Jan-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 22-May-2008
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

SPECIES RESTRICTED AS A FEDERAL AND STATE NOXIOUS WEED
A declared noxious weed by USDA-APHIS.
A declared aquatic or terrestrial noxious weed and/or noxious-weed seed in these U.S. states (see state noxious weed lists), with links to state information or web documents:
AL*, FL(as Borreria alata)*, MA*, NC*, PR(as Borreria alata)*.
ªAquatic. *Terrestrial. °In seed.
noxious weed information from Invaders Database System for northwestern U.S.

Common names:

  • borreria   (Source: USDA/APHIS ) – English
  • poaia   (Source: D. Groth, p.c. 2005) – Portuguese (Brazil)

Economic importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Atlas WWeed)

Distributional range:

      Native:
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Guyana; Suriname; Venezuela - Amazonas
    Brazil: Brazil - Amazonas
    Western South America: Peru - Loreto

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. [= Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC.].
  • Funk, V. et al. 2007. Checklist of the plants of the Guiana Shield (Venezuela: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana). Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 55:1-584. [= Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC.].
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. [re. Brazilian common names].
  • Hara, H. et al. 1978–1982. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. [= Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC.].
  • Hokche, O. et al. 2008. Nuevo catálogo de la flora vascular de Venezola. [= Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC.].
  • Holm, L. et al. 1979. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
  • Lasser, T., ed. 1964–. Flora de Venezuela. [= Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC.].
  • Plant Protection and Quarantine Office. United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service. Federal noxious weed list (on-line resource).
  • Soerjani, M. et al., eds. 1987. Weeds of rice in Indonesia. 492.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. [= Borreria alata (Aubl.) DC.].
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Spermacoce alata Aubl.:

  • 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.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?316408 (18 April 2014)

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