African Plant Database

Commelina echinosperma K. Schum.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C 135 (1895)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Commelina eckloniana subsp. echinosperma (K. Schum.) Faden
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina eckloniana subsp. echinosperma (K. Schum.) Faden (2012)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina echinulata Lebrun & Taton
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Small herb with prostrate or erect stems 30-45 cm tall, glabrous or puberulous; roots swollen
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Ecology : Rocky outcrops; roadsides; “im Pori” (savanna; Schum. in Engler, Pflanzenwelt O.-Afr., C: 135, 1895).
  Plants from Kenya and Tanzania = the same species ?
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : t.135 (1994).
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    Record n°11683 modified 2016-07-07
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