Taxon: Commelina erecta L.

 
Genus: Commelina
Family: Commelinaceae
  Subfamily: Commelinoideae
      Tribe: Commelineae
Nomen number: 403090
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:41. 1753
Name Verified on: 26-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Oct-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • erect dayflower  (Source: pers. comm.) - English
  • hierba del pollo  (Source: F Tex) - Spanish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Eur Gard F; R. Faden, pers. comm. 1996)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Northern America

    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States - Iowa, - Nebraska, - Oklahoma
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Indiana, - New Jersey, - New York, - Pennsylvania, - West Virginia
    • Northern Mexico: Mexico - Tamaulipas
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, - Georgia, - Louisiana, - Maryland, - Mississippi, - North Carolina, - South Carolina, - Virginia
    • Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, - Jalisco, - Yucatan
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona
  • Southern America

    • Mesoamerica: Belize; Costa Rica; El Salvador; Guatemala; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    • Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

References:

  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. 1994 (F Mesoamer)
  • Faden, R. B. 2001. The Commelinaceae of northeast Tropical Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya): Diversity and phytogeography Biol. Skr. 54:230.
  • Faden, R. B. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Foster, S. & J. A. Duke A field guide to medicinal plants: Eastern/Central North America, 2nd ed. 2000 (EastC Med Pl)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. 1976 (Hortus 3)
  • McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. 1983- (F NGalicia)
  • Moerman, D. Native American ethnobotany, ed. 5. 1998 (Nat Amer Ethnobot)
  • Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). 2001 (F Nicaragua)
  • Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)

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