Commelina erecta L.

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Synonyms: Commelina bainesii C.B. Clarke
Commelina livingstonii C.B. Clarke
Commelina undulata R. Br.
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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: erecta: erect
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Bandeira, S., Bolnick, D. & Barbosa, F. (2007). Wild Flowers of Southern Mozambique Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique Page 51. As Commelina erecta livingstonii (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 10.

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 339. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 86.

Plowes, D.C.H. & Drummond, R.B. (1990). Wild Flowers of Zimbabwe. Revised edition. Longman, Zimbabwe. No. 2, plate 12

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117. also as Commelina livingstonii

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Flora of Caprivi: Commelina erecta
Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Commelina erecta
Flora of Malawi: Commelina erecta
Flora of Mozambique: Commelina erecta
Flora of Zambia: Commelina erecta
Flora of Zimbabwe: Commelina erecta

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commelina erecta
African Plant Database: Commelina erecta
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commelina erecta
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commelina erecta
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Commelina erecta
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
iNaturalist: Commelina erecta
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commelina erecta
JSTOR Plant Science: Commelina erecta
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commelina erecta
Plants of the World Online: Commelina erecta
Tropicos: Commelina erecta
Wikipedia: Commelina erecta

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Botswana: Species information: Commelina erecta., retrieved 25 June 2024

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