African Plant Database

Commelina angustissima K. Schum.
Protologue : Engl. Pflanzenw. Ost -Afr. C 135 (1895)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Statuts nomenclatural : uncertain status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb with slender stems c. 40 cm tall; leaves very narrowly linear, c. 17x0,8 cm; spathes solitary, short, villous; flowers deep blue.
Ecology : Sandy rocks; wet ground on the edges of streams; 720-1188 m alt.
  Perhaps not distinct from C. subulata.
  Tanzania: Usindja; Angola: Pungo Andongo, near Catete, Luxilo, etc.; SW Botswana.
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see under The International Plant Name Index
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Record n°11711 modified 2012-07-02
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