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

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Oliver, D., Dyer, W.T.T.; Prain, D.; Hill, A.W. (1901). Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 49 
  • Fl. S. Africa 4[2]: (1985).

Bibliography other :
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : t.136 (1994).
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