African Plant Database

Commelina purpurea C.B. Clarke ex Rendle
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 40 (1902)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina lugardii Bullock (1932)
=Commelina kabarensis De Wild. (1931)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous perennial herb to 60 cm tall
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Ecology : Acacia drepanolobium bushland; sedge and grass marsh on alluvial flats; Lannea, Commiphora glade; Lannea schimperi woodland; riverine forest; sometimes near water; Combretum woodland usually on black cotton soil; 620-1540 m alt.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commelin.: 168 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
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see under The International Plant Name Index
carte afrique num 11645
Record n°11645
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