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Research Project: Taxonomy of Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

Title: Hexasepalum teres (Rubiaceae), a new combination

item Kirkbride, Joseph - Joe

Submitted to: Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/25/2014
Publication Date: 7/9/2014
Citation: Kirkbride, J.H. 2014. Hexasepalum teres (Rubiaceae), a new combination. Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 8:17-18.

Interpretive Summary: The scientific name of the species Poorjoe was discovered to not be the earliest name for it. This species is a widespread weed in the United States, occurring in the states of Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wisconsin and in the District of Columbia. Its scientific name is changed to Hexasepalum teres in accordance with the international rules of botanical nomenclature.

Technical Abstract: The new combination Hexasepalum teres (Rubiaceae) is made for a widespread, New World species distributed from the eastern U.S.A. to Bolivia and Paraguay.