Commelina diffusa Burm. f.

 
  • Family : COMMELINACEAE
    (Spiderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANA FAMILY (काना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Commelinaceae
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Commelina diffusa Burm.f.
  • Common name : Climbing Day Flower, Creeping dayflower
  • Vernacular name :
    • Gandologi (Marathi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Sandy soil in Tropical dry deciduous forests and scrub forests
  • Comments / notes : Often on plains to 1400m, on perennially moist places.
  • Flower, Fruit : April-November
  • Collector(s) Name : Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankar Rao; Raja K. Swamy, Arun Singh & K. Sankara Rao
  • Collection Date : 27-11-2014; 26-11-2014
  • Collection Nos : HJCB-0234; HJCB-0198
  • Collection Locality : Sadasivakona, Chittoor district (AP); Papavinasanam, Tirumal Hills, Chittoor district (AP)
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Belagavi district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Ahmednagar district, Akola district, Amravati district, Mumbai Suburban district, Mumbai-City district, Chandrapur district, Kolhapur district, Nagpur district, Nashik district, Osmanabad district, Pune district, Raigad district, Ratnagiri district, Satara district, Solapur district, Sindhudurg district, Thane district
    • Odisha : Frequent in damp places
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : Pantropical, Warm temperate regions
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature :
    • J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2
    • H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3
    • IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.
    • Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983
    • B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons
    • Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3
    • Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Commelina diffusa. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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