Commelina diffusa Burm.f.

This species is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Old World. It is used to treat unspecified medicinal disorders, has environmental uses and social uses, as animal food and a medicine and for food.

[UPFC]
Distribution
Biogeografic region: Andean, Orinoquia, Pacific. Elevation range: 120–2550 m a.s.l. Naturalised in Colombia. Colombian departments: Antioquia, Bogotá DC, Boyacá, Casanare, Chocó, Cundinamarca, Magdalena, Meta, Santander, Valle del Cauca.
Habit
Herb.
Conservation
IUCN Red List Assessment (2021): LC.
Ecology
Habitat according IUCN Habitats Classification: forest and woodland, savanna, shrubland, native grassland, wetlands (inland), artificial - terrestrial.
Vernacular
Barquito morao, Canutillo morado, Jalechepil

[CPLC]

Bernal, R., Gradstein, S.R. & Celis, M. (eds.). 2015. Catálogo de plantas y líquenes de Colombia. Instituto de Ciencias Naturales, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá. http://catalogoplantasdecolombia.unal.edu.co

Distribution
Nativa en Colombia; Alt. 120 - 2550 m.; Andes, Orinoquia, Pacífico, Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Valle del Cauca, Valle del Magdalena.
Morphology General Habit
Hierba
Conservation
Preocupación Menor

[UPB]

The Useful Plants of Boyacá project

Ecology
Alt. 120 - 2550 m.
Morphology General Habit
Herb.
Distribution
Native from Colombia.
Conservation
Least concern.

[UNAL]

Bernal, R., G. Galeano, A. Rodríguez, H. Sarmiento y M. Gutiérrez. 2017. Nombres Comunes de las Plantas de Colombia. http://www.biovirtual.unal.edu.co/nombrescomunes/

Vernacular
barquito morado, canutillo, canutillo morado, ojito de Santa Lucía

[UPFC]
Use Animal Food
Used as animal food.
Use Environmental
Environmental uses.
Use Food
Used for food.
Use Materials
Used as material.
Use Medicines
Medical uses.
Use Social
Social uses.

[UPB]
Use Medicines Unspecified Medicinal Disorders
Medicinal (State of the World's Plants 2016, Instituto Humboldt 2014).

Native to:

Andaman Is., Angola, Assam, Bangladesh, Benin, Bismarck Archipelago, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, China South-Central, China Southeast, Comoros, Congo, East Himalaya, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Gulf of Guinea Is., Hainan, India, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jawa, Kenya, Korea, KwaZulu-Natal, Laos, Leeward Is., Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaya, Mali, Marquesas, Mauritius, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nansei-shoto, Nepal, New Guinea, Nicobar Is., Niger, Nigeria, Niue, Northern Provinces, Philippines, Pitcairn Is., Rwanda, Senegal, Seychelles, South China Sea, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Togo, Tonga, Tuamotu, Tubuai Is., Uganda, Vietnam, Wallis-Futuna Is., West Himalaya, Yemen, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Introduced into:

Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arkansas, Ascension, Bahamas, Belize, Bermuda, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Canary Is., Caroline Is., Central American Pac, Chagos Archipelago, Colombia, Cook Is., Costa Rica, Cuba, Delaware, District of Columbia, Dominican Republic, Easter Is., Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, French Guiana, Galápagos, Georgia, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hawaii, Honduras, Illinois, Indiana, Jamaica, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Madeira, Maryland, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, Mississippi, Missouri, New Caledonia, New Jersey, New York, Nicaragua, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Pennsylvania, Peru, Puerto Rico, Society Is., South Carolina, St.Helena, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Tokelau-Manihiki, Trinidad-Tobago, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Windward Is.

Spanish
Canutillo morado, barquito morao, jalechepil.

Commelina diffusa Burm.f. appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
May 1, 2006 Maurin, O. [112], Madagascar 77733.000 No
Feb 1, 2002 Cable, S. [2453], Cameroon K000008030 No
Jan 1, 1993 Thomas, D.W. [9174], Cameroon K000011073 No
Jan 1, 1966 Morton, J.K. [811], Cameroon K000541693 No
Jan 1, 1966 Mann, G. [2137], Cameroon K000541692 No
Jan 1, 1965 Morton, J.K. [6692], Cameroon K000541688 No
Jan 1, 1960 Morton, J.K. [457], Cameroon K000541694 No
Milne-Redhead, E. [3465], Zambia 2198.000 No
Dawkins, H.C. [876], Uganda 2199.000 No
Verdcourt, B. [1650], Kenya 2200.000 No
Dawkins, H.C. [405], Uganda 2213.000 No
Jeffrey, C. [650], Seychelles 23339.000 No
Tweedie, E.M. [3465], Kenya 23635.000 No
Baldwin, J.T. [13,011], Liberia 25614.000 No
Gillett, J.B. [15295/A], Nigeria 25645.000 No
Gamerro, J. [25743], Argentina 27329.000 No
Hunt, D.R. [7132], Mexico 27461.026 No
Hunt, D.R. [7020], Belize 32602.000 No
El Salvador 37871.000 No
Dawkins, H.C. [432], Uganda 4556.000 No
Morton, J. K. [A 30], Ghana K000345527 isotype Yes
Peru K000363249 Yes
Harris, T. [580], Mozambique K000614171 No
Morton, J.K. [7039], Cameroon K000541695 No
Spruce, R. [4102], Peru K000201649 Yes
Spruce, R. [4102], Peru K000201650 Yes
Thomas, D.W. [9518b], Cameroon K000437327 No

First published in Fl. Indica: 18 (1768)

Accepted by

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Not accepted by

  • Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève. [Cited as Commelina nudiflora.]

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Flora of West Tropical Africa

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    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0

  • Useful Plants of Boyacá Project

    ColPlantA database
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0
    http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/