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Taxon: Commelina erecta L.

 
Genus: Commelina
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Commelineae
Nomen number: 403090
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:41. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification: View in Linnean Typification Project
Name Verified on: 26-Oct-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Oct-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 (1 active, 0 available) in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Synonyms:

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:

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Northern America
    • NORTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Indiana, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia]
    • NORTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Iowa, Nebraska, Oklahoma]
    • SOUTHEASTERN U.S.A.: United States [Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia]
    • SOUTH-CENTRAL U.S.A.: United States [Texas]
    • SOUTHWESTERN U.S.A.: United States [Arizona]
    • NORTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Tamaulipas]
    • SOUTHERN MEXICO: Mexico [Chiapas, Jalisco, Yucatan]

    Southern America
    • CENTRAL AMERICA: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
    • WESTERN SOUTH AMERICA: Colombia, Ecuador, Peru


    Cultivated (also cult.)

References:

  1. Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45. 1993 (L Peru)
  2. CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  3. Correll, D. S. & M. C. Johnston Manual of the vascular plants of Texas. 1970 (F Tex)
  4. Davidse, G. et al., eds. Flora mesoamericana. (F Mesoamer)
  5. Faden, R. B. 2001. The Commelinaceae of northeast Tropical Africa (Eritrea, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Somalia and Kenya): Diversity and phytogeography Biol. Skr. 54:230.
  6. Faden, R. B. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  7. FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  8. Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  9. Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  10. McVaugh, R. Flora Novo-Galiciana. (F NGalicia)
  11. Stevens, W. D. et al., eds. Flora de Nicaragua. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 85(1-3). (F Nicaragua)
  12. Vibrans, H., ed. Malezas de México (on-line resource). (Malezas Mex)
  13. Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. (Eur Gard F)

Check other web resources for Commelina erecta L. :

  • 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:
  • 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=403090. Accessed 19 November 2018.