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Research Project: Taxonomy of Landscape Trees and Shrubs

Location: Floral and Nursery Plants Research

Title: New combinations in Hexasepalum (Rubiaceae, Spermacoceae)

item Delprete, Piero - Institute For Research And Development (IRD)
item Kirkbride, Joseph - Joe

Submitted to: Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/14/2014
Publication Date: 7/15/2015
Citation: Delprete, P.G., Kirkbride, J.H. 2015. New combinations in Hexasepalum (Rubiaceae, Spermacoceae). Journal of Botanical Research Institute of Texas. 9(1):103-106.

Interpretive Summary: The scientific, generic name for Poorjoe was discovered to not be the earliest name for the genus. The scientific names for the species in the genus are changed in accordance with the international rules of botanical nomenclature. They are widespread weeds that originated in the New World, and have been spread all over the world.

Technical Abstract: Ten new combinations in Hexasepalum (Rubiaceae, Spermacoceae) are here proposed, for species formerly in Diodella.