1. Family: Commelinaceae Mirb.
    1. Genus: Commelina Plum. ex L.
      1. Commelina acutispatha De Wild.

        This species is accepted, and its native range is W. Tropical Africa to SW. Uganda.

    [FTEA]

    Commelinaceae, Robert Faden. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 2012

    Distribution
    Flora districts: U2 Range: Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Togo, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo–Kinshasa
    [FWTA]

    Commelinaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

    Habit
    A straggling or sprawling perennial herb, with stems up to 3 ft. high, rooting at the lower nodes
    Flowers
    White to pale lilac flowers opening thronghout the morning
    Ecology
    In secondary lowland rain-forest and persisting in farms and plantations.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Benin, Cameroon, Gabon, Ghana, Gulf of Guinea Is., Ivory Coast, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaïre

    Commelina acutispatha De Wild. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Thomas, N.W. [5205], Sierra Leone Commelina thomasii K000345529 Unknown type material

    First published in Pl. Bequaert. 5: 164 (1931)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    • Velayos, M., Aedo, C., Cabezas, F., de la Estrella, M., Barberá, P. & Fero, M. (eds.) (2014). Flora de Guinea Ecuatorial 11: 1-416. Consejo superior de investigaciones científicas, Real jardín botánico, Madrid.
    • Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-244.
    • Sosef, M.S.M. & al. (2006). Check-list des plantes vasculaires du Gabon Scripta Botanica Belgica 35: 1-438.
    • Akoègninou, A., van der Burg, W.J. & van der Maesen, L.J.G. (eds.) (2006). Flore Analytique du Bénin: 1-1034. Backhuys Publishers.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    Flora of West Tropical Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
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    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2018. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0