Spermacoce tenuior L. (Sp. Pl. 102. 1753.)
Localities: West Indies (native), Lesser Antilles (native) [Anguilla, Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, Barbuda, Dominica, the Grenadines, Martinique, Monserrat, St. Barthelemy, St. Eustatius, St. Kitts, St. Lucia, St. Vincent], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (native), Cuba (native), Cayman Island (native), Hispaniola (native)[ Dominican Republic, Gonave, Haiti, Tortue,], Puerto Rico (native)[ Culebra, Mona, Vieques], Virgin Islands (native) (Anegada, St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas, Tortola, ) ], Bahamas (native), North America (Mexico), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (native), Old World (exotic),
Common Names: Garro blanco (Cuba), Juana la blanca (Dominican Republic), Yerba de garro (Cuba), Yerba de hierro (Puerto Rico),
Synonyms: Spermacoce confusa Rendle ex Gillis (Phytologia 29: 185. 1974.), Spermacoce spinosa L. (Sp. Pl., ed. 2, 148. 1762.),
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