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Taxon: Commelina erecta L.

Genus: Commelina
Family: Commelinaceae subfamily: Commelinoideae tribe: Commelineae.
Nomen number: 403090
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:41. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 26-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists.
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Common names:

  • erect dayflower   (Source: R. Faden, p.c.) – English
  • hierba del pollo   (Source: F Tex ) – Spanish

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Eur Gard F; R. Faden, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed   (fide Weed CIBA)
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Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA (Check conservation status in U.S. & Canada in NatureServe Explorer database)
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
    North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Jalisco, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • 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.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Faden, R. B. 1996. pers. comm. [re. common names].
  • Faden, R. B. 2001. The Commelinaceae of northeast Tropical Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya): Diversity and phytogeography. Biol. Skr. 54:230.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. 2001. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3).
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource).
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. 1986–. European garden flora.
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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Commelina erecta L.:


Images:

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  • 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].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?403090 (17 September 2014)

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