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Commelina foliacea Chiov.
Family : COMMELINACEAE
Information on the genus : Commelina
 
 
Status
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina foliacea Chiov. subsp. foliacea
 
Taxon infra-specific
Commelina foliacea subsp. amplexicaulis Faden (1994)
Commelina foliacea Chiov. subsp. foliacea
 
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous perennial herb with thick fleshy rhizomes and tuberous fusiform yellow roots in two rows
Ecology : Broadleaved and riverine forest; Acacia, Commiphora woodland; open rocky hillsides; grassland; shady places by streams; cultivations; 500-2250 m alt.
  Comprises 2 subspp.: - subsp. foliacea; - subsp. amplexicaulis Faden (syn.: Enum. 3: 293, 1995).
  One of the most widespread and ecologically most diverse Commelina in its area.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberg, I., S. Edwards & al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 366
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 198 (2012)

Bibliography other :
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : 305 (1994).
 
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