Boerhavia viscosa Lag. & Rodr.

First published in Anales Ci. Nat. 4: 256 (1801)
This name is a synonym of Boerhavia coccinea

POWO follows these authorities in synonymising this name:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & Strong, M.T. (2012). Catalogue of seed plants of the West Indies. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 98: 1-1192. [Cited as Boerhavia coccinea.]
  • Cruz Durán, R. & al. (2014). Flora de Guerrero 63: 1-86. Facultade de Ciencias, UNAM. [Cited as Boerhavia coccinea.]
  • Garcia-Mendoza, A.J. & Meave, J.A. (eds.) (2012). Diversidad florística de Oaxaca: de musgos a angiospermas (colecciones y listas de especies), ed. 2: 1-351. Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. [Cited as Boerhavia coccinea.]
  • Govaerts, R. (1996). World Checklist of Seed Plants 2(1, 2): 1-492. MIM, Deurne. [Cited as Boerhavia coccinea.]
  • Struwig, M. & al. (2015). Nyctaginaceae: A taxonomic treatment for the flora of Namibia. Phytotaxa 238: 101-135. [Cited as Boerhavia coccinea.]
  • Whitehouse, C. (1996). Flora of Tropical East Africa, Nyctaginaceae: 1-20. [Cited as Boerhavia coccinea.]

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