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Taxon: Commelina communis L.

Genus: Commelina
Family: Commelinaceae subfamily: Commelinoideae tribe: Commelineae.
Nomen number: 311532
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:40. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 31-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 09-May-2011
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • Asiatic dayflower   (Source: R. Faden, p.c.) – English
  • liten himmelsblomma   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (sometimes fide Hortus 3)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant   (fide Weed CIBA)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Caucasus: Georgia
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Amur, Khabarovsk, Primorye, Sakhalin
    China: China
    Eastern Asia: Japan - Hokkaido, Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku; Korea; Taiwan

      Naturalized:
  • naturalized elsewhere

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson. 2009. Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin).
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland. Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston. 1970. Manual of the vascular plants of Texas.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. 1965–1988. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands.
  • Faden, R. B. 1994. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Farr, E. R. et al., eds. 1979. Index nomina genericorum.; suppl. 1986
  • Gleason, H. A. & A. Cronquist. 1963. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada.
  • Kitagawa, M. 1979. Neo-lineamenta florae Manshuricae.
  • Li, H. L. et al., eds. 1975–1979. Flora of Taiwan.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • Ohwi, J. 1965. Flora of Japan (Engl. ed.).
  • Pulle, A. A. et al., eds. 1932–. Flora of Suriname.
  • Radford, A. E. et al. 1964. Manual of the vascular flora of the Carolinas.
  • Steward, A. N. 1958. Manual of vascular plants of the lower Yangtze valley.
  • Steyermark, J. A. 1977. Flora of Missouri.
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. 1964–1980. Flora europaea.
  • Yunnan Inst. Bot. & Kunming Inst. Bot. Acad. Sci., eds. 1977–. Flora yunnanica.
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Check other web resources for Commelina communis L.:

  • Flora Europaea: Database of European Plants (ESFEDS)
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.

Images:

More:
  • Check PlantSystematics.org for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?311532 (30 July 2014)

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