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Species Information
 

plant/flower           
Commelina africana L. var. krebsiana (Kunth) C.B.Clarke
(name current July 2011)
lidzangamane

COMMELINACEAE
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Schedule C
Medicinal
Other uses

Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Commelina africana - Very variable; hairy or hairless. Stems few cm high or tall and straggling up to 60 cm. Leaves widely spaced 515 cm long x 12,5 cm wide. Spathe large, often 34 cm long, tapering gradually to tip, lower edge usually curved backwards, upper edge smooth or slightly crisped. Petals bright yellow or orange; flowers emerging one or sometimes two at a time from folded spathe.

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


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