Commelina petersii Hassk.

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Status: Native
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Derivation of specific name: petersii: named after Professor Wilhelm Peters (1815-1863) of Berlin who collected in Mozambique in the early 19th century.
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Zambian distribution (Provinces): Lk
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Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 47. (Includes a picture).

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.

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 117.

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Flora of Botswana: Commelina petersii
Flora of Malawi: Commelina petersii
Flora of Mozambique: Commelina petersii
Flora of Zimbabwe: Commelina petersii

External websites:

African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commelina petersii
African Plant Database: Commelina petersii
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commelina petersii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commelina petersii
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Commelina petersii
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Commelina petersii
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Commelina petersii
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network): Commelina petersii
iNaturalist: Commelina petersii
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commelina petersii
JSTOR Plant Science: Commelina petersii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Commelina petersii
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Commelina petersii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commelina petersii
Plants of the World Online: Commelina petersii
Tropicos: Commelina petersii
Wikipedia: Commelina petersii

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-23

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2023). Flora of Zambia: Species information: Commelina petersii., retrieved 8 February 2023

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