Commelina diffusa Burm. f.

Common name

English: Climbing Dayflower

Mandarin: 节节草 (jie jie cao)

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2269)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2174)

    Class: Liliopsida (340)

      Order: Commelinales (15)

        Family: Commelinaceae (15) (family description)

          Genus: Commelina (3)

           Epithet: diffusa Burm. f. (3)

Synonyms: Commelina agraria Kunth, Commelina aquatica J.K.Morton, Commelina caespitosa Roxb.

agraria => of the land, growing in fields

aquatica => living in water

caespitosa => growing in dense tufts

diffusa => spread about, wildly or loosely spreading

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: blue, white

External links

Check for Commelina diffusa at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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