African Plant Database

Commelina spectabilis C.B. Clarke
Protologue : Monogr. Phan. 3: 175 (1881)
Information on the genus : Commelina
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina spectabilis C.B. Clarke var. spectabilis (1881)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Commelina dammeriana K. Schum.
Taxon infra-specific
Commelina spectabilis var. ramosa C.B. Clarke (1881)
Commelina spectabilis C.B. Clarke var. spectabilis (1881)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Herb, very hairy, with erect stem sometimes rooting at nodes, 8,5-25 cm tall, almost woody at base with thick roots
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Ecology : Woods near river with Gloriosa simplex; grassy places in sandy marshes.
  Comprises 2 vars.

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Strelitzia 22: 177 (2008).
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