African Plant Database

Commelina zenkeri C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Fl. Trop. Afr. [Oliver et al.] 8: 59 (1902)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Perennial herb 15-40 cm tall; roots thin, fibrous; shoots ± tufted, erect to ascending or decumbent, branching and rooting only near base
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Ecology : Primary forest on rocky hillsides; mixed evergreen forest; Cynometra alexandri, Khaya anthotheca forest; closed canopy, mature forest; sandy soils; 750-1300 m alt.
  Disjunct distribution (? due to under-collecting); stelile specimens from Zaire (Okapi Wildlife Res., Ituri Forest, 1°33’N, 28°32’E, alt. 750 m, mixed forest in open patch) may belong here.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 221 (2012)
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carte afrique num 11674
Record n°11674
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