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It is found throughout the warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of Africa and Asia. Commelina benghalensis is a wide-ranging plant, being native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa, an area otherwise known as the paleotropics. Sheldon Navie habit Photo: Commelina benghalensis is a spreading, annual herb, which is sparsely and shortly pubescent, sometimes bearing subterranean runners with self-pollinating, reduced flowers and thin roots.

Fruit Fruits are ovoid capsules.

Commelina benghalensis is native to Asia and Africa and was first found in the United States in One of the fertile stamens is commwlina and yellow; the other two are shorter and grey in colour. The plant makes a very attractive pot plant and it can be used for decorating a small garden.


Commelina benghalesis can also be cultivated from the seeds. It is, therefore, considered not to be under any immediate risk of extinction.

Benghal dayflower, Commelina benghalensis Commelinales: Commelinaceae

It prefers humid regions, but is typically found in forests and grasslands. Flora of Tropical Africa.

Sheldon Navie mature fruit with seeds Photo: View Other Image Sets: There it can be found from near sea level up to metres. The leaf decoctions are taken for malaria in Madagascar.

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It is also found in Taiwan. It has a long flowering period, from spring to fall in subtropical areas, and throughout the year closer to the equator. It has been widely introduced to areas outside its native range, including to the neotropicsHawaii, the West Indies and to both coasts of North America. In Puerto Rico the plant is known from a single collection from Cayey.


Sheldon Navie seedling Photo: Click on images to enlarge infestation Photo: Finally, some plants may produce female flowers on aerial branches.

Foliage Leaves are alternate, lily-like, 1. It is considered a moderate weed of rice cultivation in Asia.

Commelina benghalensis Scientific commleina Kingdom: In southeast Asia and Africa it is used as fodder and also medicinally as a poultice. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Commelina benghalensis.

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Leave this field clmmelina. Views Read Edit View history. The major pollinators of this plant are insects, mainly ants. Joseph; Santhosh Nampy In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies.

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Google QR Code Generator. Login to add your Comment Not registered yet? Commelina benghalensis is used medicinally by different cultures. The juice is used in East Africa for ophthalmia and sore throats.