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Species Information
 

Commelina benghalensis L.
(name current July 2011)

COMMELINACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Swaziland distribution: widespread
Local abundance: occasional
Medicinal
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Commelina benghalensis - Straggling, 60 cm or more long; leaves soft, hairless or thinly hairy, up to 10 cm long x 4 cm wide; often narrower; sheath c 2 cm long. Petals blue.

* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.


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References

Culverwell, J., K.P. Braun (in prep). Mlawula Nature Reserve Annotated Flora Checklist (incomplete, unpublished)