Hexasepalum sarmentosum (Sw.) Delprete & J.H.Kirkbr.

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Hexasepalum sarmentosum

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

Hexasepalum sarmentosum

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

Hexasepalum sarmentosum

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

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Synonyms: Diodella sarmentosa (Sw.) Bacigalupo & E. L. Cabral
Diodia pilosa Schumach. & Thonn.
Diodia sarmentosa Sw.
Diodia scandens auct. non Sw.
Spermacoce pilosa (Schumach. & Thonn.) DC.
Common names:
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: At the margin of evergreen and riverine forest and rocky areas near rivers.
Altitude range: 40 - 1470 m
Flowering time:
Worldwide distribution: Widespread in tropical Africa, America and the Mascarene Islands.
Mozambique distribution: N,MS
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Content last updated: Sunday 7 October 2007

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 21. as Diodia sarmentosa

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 100. as Diodia sarmentosa

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 88. as Diodia sarmentosa

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

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Mozambique: Species information: Hexasepalum sarmentosum.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=162280, retrieved 22 June 2024

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