African Plant Database


Commelina benghalensis L.
Family : COMMELINACEAE
Protologue : Sp. Pl. 1: 41 (1753)  
Information on the genus : Commelina
 
 
Status
Status for MA : accepted (naturalised)
Status for NA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for SA : accepted (present)
Status for TA : accepted (present)
 
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina benghalensis L. var. benghalensis (1753)
 
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina pyrrhoblepharis var. glabra Pic. Serm.
=Commelina phaeochaeta Chiov. (1929)
=Commelina uncata C.B. Clarke (1881)
=Commelina benghalensis subsp. hirsuta (C.B. Clarke) J. K. Morton
=Commelina benghalensis var. hirsuta C.B. Clarke
=Commelina cufodontii Chiov. (1939)
=Commelina kilimandscharica K. Schum. (1895)
=Commelina pyrrhoblepharis Hassk.
=Commelina pyrrhoblepharis Hassk. var. pyrrhoblepharis
=Commelina canescens Vahl (1805)
=Commelina senegalensis Ten.
=Commelina turbinata Vahl
=Commelina procurrens Schltdl.
=Commelina prostrata Regel
=Commelina radiciflora R. Br. ex C.B. Clarke
=Commelina rhizocarpa Afzel. ex C.B. Clarke
=Commelina cucullata L.
 
Taxon infra-specific
Commelina benghalensis L. var. benghalensis (1753)
 
Ecology and distribution
Mada.
Biol./Eco : Herb; distribution: Naturalised in Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Hedberb, I., Edwards &al. (eds) (1997). Flora of Ethiopia and Eritrea 6: 374
  • Pl. Mt Cameroon : 150 (1998).
  • Pl. Kupe : 431 (2004).
  • Fl. anal. Bénin : 73 (2006).
  • Fl. Rép. Guinée 1: 387 (2009).
  • Checklist Commel. Equat. Guinea : 110 (2009).
  • Fl. Trop. E. Afr., Commelinaceae Commel.: 200 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and south Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Fl. Mauritanie 2: 374 (1991).
  • Sommerfeltia 17: 1.297 (1993).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 4: 123 (2005).
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 203 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Upl. Kenya wild flow. ed.2 : 136 (1994).
  • Thulin (1995). Flora of Somalia 4: 91
  • Sida 20: 419 (2002).
  • Lilloa 45: 34-38 (2008).
 
More info on :
see under Jstor_African Plant Initiative
see under chg
see under The Euro-Mediterranean Plant Base
see under Flore d'Afrique Centrale
see under Fgui
see under Catalogue de Madagascar
see under African Plants - a Photo Guide
see under Tropicos.org. Missouri Botanical Garden
see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
 
Map
carte afrique num 156462
 
Record n°156462 modified 2007-04-18
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