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Genus: Commelina

Life > eukaryotes > Archaeoplastida > Chloroplastida > Charophyta > Streptophytina > Plantae (land plants) > Tracheophyta (vascular plants) > Euphyllophyta > Lignophyta (woody plants) > Spermatophyta (seed plants) > Angiospermae (flowering plants) > Monocotyledons > Commelinales > Family: Commelinaceae

About 170 species, occurring in the warmer regions of the world, with 20 species in southern Africa. Features of the capsules and seeds are import in species identification.

Species native to southern Africa

List from Plants of Southern Africa - an Online Checklist (SANBI) and Flora of Zimbabwe.

Commelina africana

[= Commelina karooica, Commelina welwitschiii]

Commelina aspera

 

Commelina bella

 

Commelina benghalensis

Commelina cecilae

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

Commelina diffusa

[= Commelina scandens]

Commelina eckloniana

 

Commelina erecta

[= Commelina undulata, Commelina gerrardii]

 

Commelina fluviatilis

 

Commelina forskaolii

Commelina imberbis

[= Commelina kotschyi]

 

Commelina livingstonii

 

Commelina modesta

 

Commelina neurophylla

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Commelina nigritana

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Commelina nyasensis

Recorded from Zimbabwe.

 

Commelina petersii

 

Commelina rogersii

 

Commelina subulata

Commelina zambesica

 
 

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