African Plant Database

Commelina welwitschii C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 175 (1881)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina rhodesica Norl. (1948)
=Commelina filifolia K. Schum. (1903)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb with stems 10-45 cm tall, erect, glabrous or scabrous-pubescent
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Ecology : Clearing in forest; bushy places on sandy soil; volcanic rocks; damp rocks; damp pastures; 720-1700 m alt.
  Near C. petersii, C. imberbis but flowers yellow, C. sphaerorrhizoma (cf. Syst. Geogr. Pl. 79: 67-73, 2009)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Oliver, D., Dyer, W.T.T.; Prain, D.; Hill, A.W. (1901). Flora of Tropical Africa 8: 53 
  • Fl. S. Africa 4[2]: (1985).
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carte afrique num 11607
Record n°11607
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