African Plant Database

Commelina kotschyi Hassk.
Protologue : Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 207 (1867)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual or short-lived perennial herb with fibrous roots; stems erect or ascending to 30 cm tall, pale green, slightly purplish tinged, glabrous
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Ecology : Acacia bushland and woodland, weed in cultivations, irrigated fields; dense thickets; 700-1780 m alt.
  A largely misinterpreted species, or unrecognized in floras (Faden, Novon 18: 473, 2008).
  S. Africa, Swaziland, Namibia; India.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • HEDBERG, I., S. EDWARDS & AL. (EDS) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 368
  • DARBYSHIRE, I. KORDOFAMI, M. & AL. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing : 96

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • OLIVER, D., DYER, W.T.T.; PRAIN, D.; HILL, A.W. (1901). Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 49 
  • MARLOTH, HERMANN WILHELM RUDOLF (1985). Flora of Southern Africa with Synoptical Tables of the Genera of Higher Plants. Capetown

Bibliography other :
  • AGNEW A.D. & S. (1994). Upland Kenya wild flowers: A flora of the ferns and herbaceous flowering plants of upland Kenya East Africa Natural History Society : t.136
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