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Commelina schweinfurthii C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 158 (1881)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina schweinfurthii C.B. Clarke subsp. schweinfurthii
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina elgonensis Bullock (1932)
=Commelina lateriticola A. Chev. (1911)
Taxon infra-specific
Commelina schweinfurthii C.B. Clarke subsp. schweinfurthii
Commelina schweinfurthii subsp. carsonii (C.B. Clarke) Faden (2012)
Commelina schweinfurthii subsp. cecilae (C.B. Clarke) Faden (2012)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with fusiform roots; stems erect, 0,15-1,6 m tall, pale green with purplish tinge
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Ecology : Combretum, Acacia mixed woodland; wooded grassland; cultivations; in long grass; meadows; rocky or lateritic soils; swamps; forest edges; roadsides; 250-2000 m alt. – Sometimes appearing after grass fire.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 371
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 388 (2009).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 222 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography other :
  • Troupin (1988). Flore du Rwanda 4: 131
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : 305 (1994).
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Record n°11618
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