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Commelina nigritana Benth.
Protologue : Niger Fl. 541 (1849) 
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina nigritana Benth. var. nigritana (1849)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina gourmaensis A. Chev. (1911)
=*Commelina gourmaca A. Chev.
Taxon infra-specific
Commelina nigritana var. gambiae (C.B. Clarke) Brenan
Commelina nigritana Benth. var. nigritana (1849)
Commelina nigritana subsp. aggregata Faden (2012)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Annual herb, ± pubescent; stems ramose, often creeping-ascending, 10-50 cm long
Ecology : Open forests; savannas; sandy soils; rice-fields; cultivations; fallows; hollow in coastal dunes; meadows; degraded forests; sometimes epiphytic on Elaeis guineensis; seasonally wet swamps; roadsides; 700 (? and less)-1140 m alt.
  Comprises 2 vars.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 76 (2006).
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 388 (2009).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 233 (2012)
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:38 (2012)
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography other :
  • Mitt. Inst. Allg. Bot. Hamburg 23b: 592 (1990).
  • Garcia de Orta, Ser. Bot. 17: 78 (2006).
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