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Underground flowers, which grow on burrowing rhizomes, are white and very small. It has a long flowering period, from spring metolachoor fall in subtropical areas, and throughout the year closer to the equator. View other plants in this family QR code link View other plants in this genus. References Common Name Reference: The species Commelina benghalesis falls under the family of flowering plants called Commelinaceae.

Benghal dayflower, Commelina benghalensis Commelinales: Commelinaceae

Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society. It is found throughout the warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of Africa and Asia. In China it is used as a medicinal herb that is said to have diuretic, febrifugal and anti-inflammatory effects, while in Pakistan it is used to cure swellings of the skin, leprosy and as a laxative.

View Beghalensis Image Sets: In Puerto Rico the plant is known from a single collection from Cayey.

Weeds of Australia – Biosecurity Queensland Edition Fact Sheet

Commelina benghalesis produces very attractive small flowers with deep ink-blue petals. It is present from the provinces of Hebei and Shandong in the northeast, west to Sichuan and in all provinces south to Hainanthe southernmost province.


Missouri Botanical Garden Press, p. International Journal of Botany. This species is regarded as an environmental weed in south-eastern Queensland benghalensos northern New South Wales. Acid, Neutral Flower colour: Sheldon Navie young plant Photo: Click on images to enlarge infestation Photo: Volume 4, Part 2: Check our website at www. It is a common, troublesome, widespread weed that is difficult to eradicate. Click on images to enlarge.

Introduction Commelina benghalesis is a common, widespread weed found throughout southern Africa, tropical Africa and Asia and it is difficult to eradicate in cultivated areas because of its subterranean, seed-bearing capsules. It is, therefore, considered not to be under any immediate risk of extinction.

Commelina benghalensis

Sheldon Navie hairy floral bracts containing immature fruit Photo: While every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of this information, DEEDI does not invite reliance upon it, nor accept responsibility for benghaleneis loss or damage caused by actions based on it. Cymes 2, the upper one often suppressed later in the season.

Benghalensus agricultural damage is caused by the fact that it can host the nematode Meloidogyne incognita and the Groundnut rosette virus. Joseph; Santhosh Nampy It is also naturalized in North and South America. Commelina benghalesis can also be cultivated from the seeds.

Commelina benghalensis is a wide-ranging plant, being native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa, an area otherwise known as the paleotropics. Sheldon Navie leaves Photo: Rate this plant Is this an interesting plant? Conservation Status Status According to the Redlist of South African plantsCommelina benghalensis is not screened as a potential taxa of conservation concern, and is given an automatic status of Least Concern LC.


Monographiae Phanerogamarum Prodromi in Latin. Commelina benghalesis is not endemic to South Africa, and it is wildly distributed in all the provinces of South Africa.

The leaf decoctions are taken for malaria in Madagascar. Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, pp. What code is in the image?

Retrieved from ” https: Flowers Aboveground flowers are very small with relatively large lilac to blue petals and are present from the spring into the fall. Natal Flora Publications Trust, Durban.

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Metopachlor York, Alan C. It is especially problematic in pastures and crop fields where it forms dense, pure stands that can smother other plants such as low-growing crops. Flora of southern Africa. Leave this field blank. Native to Africa i. University of Natal Press, Pietermaritzburg.

In China it is commonly associated with wet locations. Foliage Leaves are alternate, lily-like, 1.

Indo-china, Indonesia and the Philippines. It is used medicinally by different cultures. Other System Links Plants: In southeast Asia and Africa it is used as fodder and also medicinally as a poultice.