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Rubiaceae family

Spermacoce remota
, Tabl. Encycl. 1: 273.  1792.
Syn.: Spermacoce assurgens Ruiz López & Pavón (1798).
Syn.: Borreria assurgens (Ruiz López & Pavón) Grisebach (1874).

Ti makònèt
Indigenous very common herb of open and semi-open areas at lower and middle elevations.
Antigua, St. Kitts, Montserrat, Guadeloupe, Marie Galante, Les Saintes, Dominica, Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent, the Grenadines, Grenada, Barbados, rest of West Indies, North America, Mesoamerica, South America.

The name Borreria laevis (Lamarck) Grisebach has sometimes been applied incorrectly to this species.
There seem to be three distinct types of this species in Saint Lucia - (all have the characteristic
transversely furrowed seeds.).
Dry open area type


Wet area type


Coastal sand and cliff type