Commelina communis L.

First published in Sp. Pl.: 40 (1753)
This species is accepted
The native range of this species is E. Europe to Japan and Indo-China. It is an annual and grows primarily in the temperate biome.

Distribution

Native to:

Altay, Amur, Buryatiya, Cambodia, Central European Rus, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, Chita, East European Russia, Hainan, Inner Mongolia, Irkutsk, Japan, Kamchatka, Khabarovsk, Korea, Kuril Is., Laos, Manchuria, Myanmar, Nansei-shoto, North Caucasus, Primorye, Sakhalin, South European Russi, Taiwan, Thailand, Transcaucasus, Ukraine, Vietnam

Introduced into:

Alabama, Albania, Arkansas, Austria, Bulgaria, Connecticut, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Italy, Kansas, Kentucky, Krym, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Portugal, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Spain, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Yugoslavia

Accepted Infraspecifics

POWO follows these authorities in accepting this name:

  • Aymerich, P. (2019). Notes sobre flora allòctona a Catalunya. II. Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural 83: 3-21.
  • Barina, Z., Pifkó, D. & Mesterházy, A. (2011). Contributions to the flora of Albania, 3. Willdenowia 41: 329-339.
  • Chang, C.S., Kim, H. & Chang, K.S. (2014). Provisional checklist of vascular plants for the Korea peninsula flora (KPF): 1-660. DESIGNPOST.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic. Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Dimopoulos, P., Raus, T., Bergmeier, E., Constantinidis, T., Iatrou, G., Kokkini, S., Strid, A., & Tzanoudakis, D. (2013). Vascular plants of Greece. An annotated checklist: 1-372. Botanic gardens and botanical museum Berlin-Dahlem, Berlin and Hellenic botanical society, Athens.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.
  • Knapp, W.M. & Naczi, R.F.C. (2021). Vascular plants of Maryland, USA. A comprehensive account of the state's botanical diversity. Smithsonian Contributions to Botany 113: 1-151.
  • Kozhevnikov, A.E., Kozhevnikov, Z.V., Kwak, M. & Lee, B.Y. (2019). Illustrated flora of the Primorsky Territory, Russian Far East: 1-1124. National institute of biological resources.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • Vladimirov, V. & Kit Tan (2016). New floristic records in the Balkans: 31. Phytologia Balcanica 22: 429-467.

Kew Backbone Distributions

  • Aymerich, P. (2019). Notes sobre flora allòctona a Catalunya. II. Butlletí de la Institució Catalana d'Història Natural 83: 3-21.
  • Barina, Z., Pifkó, D. & Mesterházy, A. (2011). Contributions to the flora of Albania, 3. Willdenowia 41: 329-339.
  • Danihelka, J. Chrtek, J. & Kaplan, Z. (2012). Checklist of vascular plants of the Czech Republic. Preslia. Casopsi Ceské Botanické Spolecnosti 84: 647-811.
  • Greuter, W. & Raus, T. (2011). Med-Checklist Notulae, 30. Willdenowia 41: 311-328.
  • Ryabinina, Z.N. & Knyazev, M.S. (2009). Opredelitel sosudistykh rastenii Orenburgskoi oblasti: 1-757. Moskva: KMK.
  • Shevtsov, V. (2022). Personal Communication on South European Russia. 1.
  • Stöhr, O. & al. (2012). Beiträge zur Flora von Österreich, IV. Stapfia 97: 53-136.
  • Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Konspekt Flora Kavkaza 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.

Other Data

Other Kew resources that provide information on this taxon:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131975 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978], India K001131980 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131983 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978], India K001131981 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131987 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8978], Myanmar K001131985 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131982 Yes
Gomez, W. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131992 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131973 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131988 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8978], Myanmar K001131993 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131978 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131972 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131976 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131991 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131971 Yes
De Silva, F. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131984 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131974 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131977 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978], India K001131990 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001132065 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131989 Yes
Wallich, N. [Cat. no. 8978], Myanmar K001131986 Yes
s.coll. [Cat. no. 8978] K001131979 Yes

Sources

  • Herbarium Catalogue Specimens

    • 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 Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone

    • The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants 2022. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and https://powo.science.kew.org/
    • © Copyright 2022 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Vascular Plants. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0
  • Kew Science Photographs

    • Copyright applied to individual images