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Lickstoop

Dentella repens (L.) J. R. Forst. & G. Forst.

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Dentella repens (L.) Forst. Char. Gen. 25. 1776
Oldenlandia repens L. Mant. 40. 1767. Hedyotis repens Lam. Tab. Encyc. 1: 271. 1791.
Plants much branched, the branches slender, obtusely quadrangular, 0.5-6 dm. long, rooting at the nodes, glabrous or obscurely puberulent, the internodes mostly longer than the leaves; stipules broadly deltoid or semiorbicular, about 0.5 mm. long, entire, whitish; petioles 1-2 mm. long; leaf-blades elliptic or obovate-oblong, 4-10 mm. long, 1.5-4 mm. wide, obtuse or acute at the apex, obtuse or acute at the base, somewhat succulent, hispidulous or glabrate, white-ciliate, 1 -nerved; calyx-lobes lance-subulate, attenuate, about 1 mm. long; corolla 3-4 mm. long; capsule 2.5 mm. in diameter, densely white-hispid or sometimes glabrate; seeds brownish-black, 0.3-0.5 mm. in diameter.
Type locality: India.
Distribution: Tepic and Guerrero, probably adventive; also in India, Australia, Malaysia, and Polynesia.
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Paul Carpenter Standley. 1918. RUBIALES; RUBIACEAE (pars). North American flora. vol 32(1). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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