Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Spermacoce brachystema R.Br. ex Benth.
Bentham, G. (1867) Flora Australiensis 3: 439. Type: N. Australia. Arnhems Land, F. Mueller; Port Essington, Armstrong. Queensland. E. coast, R. Brown; Port Denison, Fitzalan; Burnett river and Brisbane river, Moreton Bay, F. Mueller; Rockhampton, Thozet, Dallachy.
Annual herb, erect or spreading; up to 20 (-40) cm tall, stems 4-angled.
capitula present at nearly all the nodes. Calyx lobes green to brown with broad white margins, up to 2 mm long. Corolla shorter than calyx, 1.4-2.8 mm long, papillate, with long erect hairs at mouth of corolla tube, lobes up to 1.2 mm long. Stamens and style included, filaments attached close to the base of the corolla tube.
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Distribution and Ecology
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