Hexasepalum Bartl. ex DC.

Description of the genus

Annual or perennial herbs; stems 4-angled. Stipules fimbriate. Leaves opposite. Flowers borne in small axillary clusters. Calyx 2-4(-6)-lobed. Corolla tube funnel-shaped; lobes 4 (-6). Stamens 4, exserted. Ovary 2(-4)-locular. Fruit of 2 (-4) indehiscent cocci.
Very similar to Spermacoce.

Comment: The African species previously have been placed in Diodia and Diodella.

Worldwide: 15 species in North, Central and South America and Africa.

Zambia: 2 taxa.

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SpeciesFZ divisionsProvincesContent
flavescens Hiern Nw,N,C,W
sarmentosum (Sw.) Delprete & J.H.Kirkbr.N,W,CNw,Cb,N,LkDescription, Image

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Flora of Mozambique: Hexasepalum
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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Hexasepalum
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Hexasepalum
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Hexasepalum
JSTOR Plant Science: Hexasepalum
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Hexasepalum
Plants of the World Online: Hexasepalum
Tropicos: Hexasepalum
Wikipedia: Hexasepalum

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Genus page: Hexasepalum.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=1591, retrieved 30 September 2023

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