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Taxon: Commelina diffusa Burm. f.

 
Genus: Commelina
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Commelineae
Nomen number: 311533
Place of publication: Fl. indica 18, t. 7, fig. 2. 1768
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 31-Mar-1987 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-May-2011
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 (0 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • creeping-spiderwort  (Source: BSBI) - English

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental
  • Weed:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Africa
    • NORTHEAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Chad
    • EAST TROPICAL AFRICA: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda
    • WEST-CENTRAL TROPICAL AFRICA: Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda, Zaire
    • WEST TROPICAL AFRICA: Benin, Cote D'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Togo
    • SOUTH TROPICAL AFRICA: Angola, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia
    • SOUTHERN AFRICA: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Madagascar, Mauritius

    Asia-Temperate
    • ARABIAN PENINSULA: Yemen
    • CHINA: China [Guangdong, Guangxi (s.w.), Guizhou (s.w.), Hainan, Xizang (s.e.), Yunnan (s.e.)]
    • EASTERN ASIA: Japan, Korea, Taiwan

    Asia-Tropical
    • INDIAN SUBCONTINENT: Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka
    • INDO-CHINA: Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam
    • MALESIA: Indonesia, [Java] Philippines

    Pacific
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: French Polynesia, [Marquesas Islands, Tuamotu Archipelago] Pitcairn
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Fiji, Tonga

    Southern America
    • CARIBBEAN: Bermuda, Cuba, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • NORTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: French Guiana, Guyana, Suriname, Venezuela
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, [Galapagos Islands] Ecuador, [Galapagos Islands] Peru
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • WESTERN INDIAN OCEAN: Seychelles

    Asia-Tropical
    • PAPUASIA: Papua New Guinea

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, Ohio]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Colima, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit]

    Pacific
    • NORTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: United States [Hawaii]
    • NORTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Micronesia, Palau
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL PACIFIC: Cook Islands, French Polynesia
    • SOUTHWESTERN PACIFIC: Samoa, Tonga

    Southern America
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Chile [Easter Island]


References:

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Check other web resources for Commelina diffusa Burm. f. :

  • Flora of North America: Collaborative Floristic Effort of North American Botanists
  • PLANTS: USDA-NRCS Database of Plants of the United States and its Territories
  • BONAP North American Plant Atlas of the Biota of North America Program:
  • Flora del Conosur: Catálogo de las Plantas Vasculares del Conosur
  • Flora of China: Online version from Harvard University
  • SIBIS: South African National Biodiversity Institute's (SANBI) Integrated Biodiversity System
  • TROPICOS: Nomenclatural and Specimen Database of the Missouri Botanical Garden
  • ePIC: Electronic Plant Information Centre of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • AGRICOLA: Article Citation Database or NAL Catalog of USDA's National Agricultural Library
  • Entrez: NCBI's search engine for PubMed citations, GenBank sequences, etc.
  • PubAg: USDA's National Agricultural Library database of full-text journal articles and citations on the agricultural sciences.

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=311533. Accessed 20 October 2018.