Commelina subulata Roth

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Commelina subulata

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Domboshawa

Commelina subulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Domboshawa

Commelina subulata

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ngomakurira, Chinhamora CL.

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Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Description:
Short-lived annual herb, up to 25 cm. Young plants are erect and single-stemmed, becoming multi-stemmed later. Plants mostly glabrous, except for ciliate hairs on the margins of the spathe. Spathe folded, sharply recurved, 5-10 mm long. Flowers colour very variable, yellow, orange, apricot, pink, blue to violet.
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Habitat: In seepage zones, vlei margins and other seasonally wet areas.
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Worldwide distribution:
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Images last updated: Monday 2 November 2015
Literature:

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

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 121. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 156. (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.

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

Strugnell, A.M. (2006). A Checklist of the Spermatophytes of Mount Mulanje, Malawi Scripta Botanica Belgica 34 National Botanic Garden of Belgium Page 70.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commelina subulata
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Commelina subulata
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commelina subulata
The Plant List (version 1.1): Commelina subulata
Tropicos: Commelina subulata


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2017). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Commelina subulata.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=112730, retrieved 23 August 2017

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