African Plant Database

Commelina nairobiensis Faden
Protologue : Novon 4(3): 226 (1994)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : mixed status (present), is synonym of : Commelina eckloniana subsp. nairobiensis (Faden) Faden
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina eckloniana subsp. nairobiensis (Faden) Faden
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina sp. A Agnew in Agnew
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with swollen, moniliform stem bases somewhat resembling orchid pseudobulbs
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Ecology : Seasonally flooded swampy grassland, grassland on black-cotton soil; shaded grassy slopes with shallow soil over lava rock; grassy fallow land, laterite soil; roadsides, grassland
  Common around Nairobi (Kenya): along Thika-Nairobi road.
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : t.137 (1994).
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