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Commelina benghalensis L. var. benghalensis
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 41 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Commelina
Basionym : Commelina benghalensis L.
Status for SA : autonym unused (present)
Status for TA : autonym unused (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina benghalensis L. (1753)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina pyrrhoblepharis var. glabra Pic. Serm.
=Commelina phaeochaeta Chiov. (1929)
=Commelina uncata C.B. Clarke (1881)
=Commelina benghalensis subsp. hirsuta (C.B. Clarke) J.K. Morton
=Commelina benghalensis var. hirsuta C.B. Clarke
=Commelina cufodontii Chiov. (1939)
=Commelina kilimandscharica K. Schum. (1895)
=Commelina pyrrhoblepharis Hassk.
=Commelina pyrrhoblepharis Hassk. var. pyrrhoblepharis
=Commelina canescens Vahl (1805)
=Commelina senegalensis Ten.
=Commelina turbinata Vahl
=Commelina procurrens Schltdl.
=Commelina prostrata Regel
=Commelina radiciflora R. Br. ex C.B. Clarke
=Commelina rhizocarpa Afzel. ex C.B. Clarke
=Commelina cucullata L.
Ecology and distribution
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : annual-Herb- Ht 0.19 - 0.91 m. Alt: 5 - 2073 m. Distribution: BOT, LES, NAM, EC, FS, GA, KN, LP, MP, NC, NW, WC, SWZ

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Peyre de Fabrègues B. & J. P. Lebrun (1976). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Niger. Maison Alfort

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Oliver, D., Dyer, W.T.T.; Prain, D.; Hill, A.W. (1901). Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 41-42 
  • Fl. Pl. South Africa 2: t.42 (1922).
  • Food plants of Zimbabwe : 43 (1986).
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under The International Plant Name Index
see under Flora of Zimbabwe
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