African Plant Database

Cyanotis cristata (L.) D. Don ex Sweet
Protologue : Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 46 (1825)
Information on the genus : Cyanotis
Basionym : Commelina cristata L.
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina cristata L.
 Tonningia cristata (L.) Kuntze
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with fibrous roots; stem creeping
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Ecology : Slopes with scattered trees; c. 700 m alt.
  One single collection made in 1969 (Eritrea East). Probably introduced. – Not mapped.
  Madagascar, Mauritius; Socotra; India, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand , Vietnam, Malaysia, Java, Sumatra, Lesser Sunda Isl., Philippines.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 343
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carte afrique num 11567
Record n°11567
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