1. Family: Commelinaceae Mirb.
    1. Commelina Plum. ex L.

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Cosmopolitan.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Altay, Amur, Andaman Is., Angola, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Arkansas, Aruba, Assam, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belize, Benin, Bermuda, Bismarck Archipelago, Bolivia, Borneo, Botswana, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Burkina, Burundi, Buryatiya, Cabinda, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Caprivi Strip, Cayman Is., Central African Repu, Central European Rus, Chad, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, Colombia, Colorado, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Himalaya, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Florida, Free State, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Gulf States, Guyana, Hainan, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, India, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Irkutsk, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jawa, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazan-retto, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Lesotho, Lesser Sunda Is., Liberia, Louisiana, Madagascar, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Maldives, Mali, Maluku, Manchuria, Marquesas, Maryland, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Morocco, Mozambique, Mozambique Channel I, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nebraska, Nepal, Netherlands Antilles, New Guinea, New Jersey, New Mexico, New South Wales, New York, Nicaragua, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Norfolk Is., North Carolina, North Caucasus, Northern Provinces, Northern Territory, Ogasawara-shoto, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oman, Pakistan, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Primorye, Puerto Rico, Queensland, Rhode I., Rwanda, Réunion, Sakhalin, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Seychelles, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Socotra, Somalia, South Australia, South Carolina, South China Sea, South Dakota, Southwest Caribbean, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sulawesi, Sumatera, Suriname, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Transcaucasus, Trinidad-Tobago, Tuamotu, Turks-Caicos Is., Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vietnam, Virginia, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, West Virginia, Western Australia, Windward Is., Wisconsin, Wyoming, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

    Introduced into:

    Albania, Algeria, Ascension, Austria, Bulgaria, California, Canary Is., Central American Pac, Chagos Archipelago, Chile Central, Christmas I., Connecticut, Cook Is., Czechoslovakia, Easter Is., Galápagos, Hawaii, Italy, Krym, Madeira, Maine, Marianas, Masachusettes, New Caledonia, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Ontario, Oregon, Palestine, Portugal, Québec, Society Is., Spain, St.Helena, Tokelau-Manihiki, Vermont, Yugoslavia

    Common Names

    English
    Wandering Jew

    Commelina Plum. ex L. appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Jul 1, 2001 Ryan, P. [352], Cameroon K000108811
    Uganda 2231.000
    Verdcourt, B. [235], Tanzania 4573.000
    Dawkins, H.C. [374], Uganda 4575.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [4083], Kenya 34086.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [1350], Kenya 38440.000
    Tweedie, E.M. [1350], Kenya 6049.079
    Polhill, R. [1177], Tanzania 3717.000
    Jones [6], Argentina 45484.000
    Hunt, D.R. [7165], Mexico 32925.000
    Tweedie [693A], Kenya 2226.000
    Tweedie [468A], Kenya 2227.000
    Tweedie [580A], Kenya 2229.000
    Tweedie [753], Kenya 2230.000
    Bax, R.D. [P.], Tanzania 2228.000
    Bax, R.D. [E], Tanzania 2232.000
    Bax, R.D. [0], Tanzania 2233.000
    Scott, H., Ethiopia 2234.000
    Cribb, P. [10100], Tanzania 37197.000
    Cribb, P. [10535], Tanzania 37244.000
    Rico, L. [1609], Bolivia K000295250
    Rico, L. [1552], Bolivia K000295291
    Davis, A.P. [3116], Madagascar 76553.000
    Pollard, B.J. [1095], Cameroon 77353.000
    Gerard, P. [Cat. no. 8985], India K001132021
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8985], India K001132022
    Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8985], Nepal K001132023
    Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 8985] K001132024
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8982] K001132016
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8984], India K001132019
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8985], India K001132020
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8985] K001132025
    s.coll. [Cat. no. 8985] K001132026

    First published in Sp. Pl.: 40 (1753)

    Accepted by

    • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

    Literature

    Flora of West Tropical Africa
    • F.T.A. 8: 33.
    • Sp. Pl. 40 (1753)

    Sources

    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Plants and People Africa
    Common Names from Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com/
    © Plants and People Africa http://www.plantsandpeopleafrica.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/