African Plant Database

Commelina reptans Brenan
Protologue : Kew Bull. 15: 208 (1961)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb with tuberous roots; stems 15-45 cm long, mostly creeping
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Ecology : Seasonally waterlogged meadows and vlei; evergreen woodland in open grassy places in shallow soil overlying granite rocks; closely grazed ride in Juniperus vegetation; termite mounds; roadside in short grass and waste dry land

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 366
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 169 (2012)

Bibliography other :
  • Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 23b: 587 (1990).
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : 304 (1994).
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see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 11639
Record n°11639
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