Commelina benghalensis

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Commelina benghalensis in different languages.

Benghal dayflower
Commelina canescens
Commelina cavaleriei
Commelina cucullata
Commelina delicatula
Commelina hirsuta
Commelina mollis
Commelina nervosa
Commelina poligama
Commelina procurrens
Commelina radiciflora
Commelina rhizocarpa
Commelina senegalensis
Commelina turbinata
Commelina uncata
Commelina villosiuscula
Tropical spiderwort
Bengal day flower
Bengal wandering-jew
Hairy wandering-jew
Tropical spiderwort
Bengalische Commeline
Herbe aux cochons
Andaca
Andarca
Erva-de-santa-luzia
Maria-mole
Marianinha-branca
Rabo-de-cachorro
Trapoeraba
マルバツユクサ
Marubatsuyukusa
Коммелина бенгальская
Fàn bāo cǎo
饭包草

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id card TSW7 2007


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Tropical spiderwort, also called
Benghal dayflower, is among the
world’s worst weeds. It comes from
Asia and tropical Africa and was
first detected in the United States in
Florida in 1928. Now it is also found
in Alabama, California, Georgia,
Hawaii, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
A Roundup® -resistent weed, it is
a menace to more than 20 crops—
including economically important
ones like cotton and soybeans. This
federally regulated weed poses a...

aphis.usda.gov

Commelina sp. Identification Key


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Flora of China 24: 35–38. 2000.
13. COMMELINA Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 1: 40. 1753.
鸭跖草属 ya zhi cao shu
Herbs annual or perennial. Rhizomes absent. Stems creeping, ascending, or erect. Leaves alternate. Cincinni subtended by and
included in spathelike involucral bracts; involucral bracts open or proximal margins coherent and becoming funnelform, often form-
ing heads; cincinni dichotomously branched, flowers in 1 branch smaller, infertile, falling...

flora.huh.harvard.edu

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