Diodia sarmentosa Sw.

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Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

Diodia sarmentosa

Photo: Bart Wursten
Nhandar River below Nhancuco, lower slopes Mt Gorongosa

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Synonyms: Diodia pilosa Schumach. & Thonn.
Diodia scandens auct. non Sw.
Spermacoce pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) DC.
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Status: Native
Description:
Straggling or procumbent perennial or annual herb. Stems up to 4 m long, distinctly 4-angled, hairy on the angles. Leaves opposite, elliptic, up to 6.5 cm long, green to yellowish-green, with rough, tubercle based hairs. Stipules frilled with 5-7 setae, up to 7 mm long. Flowers in few-flowered clusters at the nodes. Corolla with 4 triangular lobes, small, mauve or white, somewhat hairy outside. Stamens and style exserted. Fruit oblong-ellipsoid, up to 3.5 × 2.5 mm.
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Habitat: At the margin of evergreen and riverine forest and rocky areas near rivers.
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, Asia, America and the Mascarene Islands.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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Content last updated: Sunday 7 October 2007
Literature:

Verdcourt, B. (1988). Rubiaceae, Part 1 Flora Zambesiaca 5(1) Pages 163 - 164. (Includes a picture).

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Flora of Zambia: Diodia sarmentosa
Flora of Zimbabwe: Diodia sarmentosa

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Diodia sarmentosa
African Plant Database: Diodia sarmentosa
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Diodia sarmentosa
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Diodia sarmentosa
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Diodia sarmentosa
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Diodia sarmentosa
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Diodia sarmentosa
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Diodia sarmentosa
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Diodia sarmentosa
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Diodia sarmentosa
Ispot Southern Africa: Diodia sarmentosa
JSTOR Plant Science: Diodia sarmentosa
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Diodia sarmentosa
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Diodia sarmentosa
The Plant List (version 1.1): Diodia sarmentosa
Tropicos: Diodia sarmentosa


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Diodia sarmentosa.
http://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162280, retrieved 24 November 2017

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