Commelina neurophylla C.B. Clarke

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Commelina neurophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Commelina neurophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

Commelina neurophylla

Picture: Bart Wursten
Near Dam 2, Nyika National Park

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Synonyms: Commelina bianoensis De Wild.
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Status: Native
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Habitat: In grassland or miombo woodland, usually in moist depressions on sandy soils.
Altitude range: 1600 - 2250 m
Flowering time:Feb - Jun
Worldwide distribution: DRC, Burundi, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca):
Zambian distribution (Provinces): N,E
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Content last updated: Friday 12 April 2019

Burrows, J.E. & Willis, C.K. (eds) (2005). Plants of the Nyika Plateau Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 31 SABONET, Pretoria Page 294. (Includes a picture).

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 15.

Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae Flora of Tropical East Africa Pages 229 - 230.

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.

Moriarty, A. (1975). Wild Flowers of Malawi Purnell & sons Cape Town. Pages 37 - 38. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 108.

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Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-24

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2024). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Commelina neurophylla., retrieved 24 May 2024

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