Commelina sphaerorrhizoma Faden & Layton

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Status: Native
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Habitat: Woodland, grassland, edges of bogs, roadsides, usually in sandy soils including Kalahari sand.
Altitude range: 1030 - 1750 m
Flowering time:Nov- Mar
Worldwide distribution: Angola, DRC and Zambia.
Zambian distribution (Flora Zambesiaca): B
Zambian distribution (Provinces): W
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Faden, R.B., Layton, D.J. & Figueiredo, E. (2009). Three new species of Commelina (Commelinaceae) from South-Central Africa Systematics and Geography of Plants 79(1) Pages 68 - 73. Protologue (Includes a picture).

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
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iNaturalist: Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
JSTOR Plant Science: Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
Plants of the World Online: Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
Tropicos: Commelina sphaerorrhizoma
Wikipedia: Commelina sphaerorrhizoma

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 sphaerorrhizoma., retrieved 23 September 2023

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