Commelina erecta subsp. livingstonii (C.B.Clarke) J.K.Morton

This subspecies is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical Africa, Arabian Peninsula.

[FWTA]

Commelinaceae, J. P. M. Brenan. Flora of West Tropical Africa 3:1. 1968

Morphology General Habit
A perennial herb with stems about 50 cm. long
Morphology Leaves
Linear leaves up to about 15 cm. long 1 cm. broad
Morphology General Indumentum
The whole plant densely hairy, very like C. erecta subsp. livingstonii of which it may well be only a variant.
Diagnostic
It also somewhat resembles C. schweinfurthii except for being densely hairy and having peduncles c. 5-7 mm. long. It has not been refound.

Native to:

Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Provinces, Cape Verde, Central African Repu, Chad, Ethiopia, Free State, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Northern Provinces, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Yemen, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Commelina erecta subsp. livingstonii (C.B.Clarke) J.K.Morton appears in other Kew resources:

Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status Has image?
Feb 29, 1896 Rehmann, A. [4866], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345670 Yes
Feb 29, 1896 Lea, J. H. M. [s.n.], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345669 Yes
Polhill, R. [1010], Kenya Commelina livingstonii 1808.000 No
Tweedie, E. [1693], Kenya Commelina livingstonii 2209.000 No
Wild, H. [40086A], Zimbabwe Commelina livingstonii 2210.000 No
Burke [339], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345668 Yes
Zeyher [1729], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345671 Yes
Burchell, W. J. [2515], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345672 Yes
s.coll. [s.n.], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345673 Yes
Burke [s.n.], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345674 Yes
Burke [s.n.], South Africa Commelina livingstonii K000345675 Yes
Oct 15, 1900 Cole, E. [s.n.], Somalia Commelina venusta K000345576 Yes
Oct 13, 1900 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique Commelina sphaerosperma K000345632 Unknown type material Yes
Oct 13, 1900 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique Commelina sphaerosperma K000345633 Yes
Oct 1, 1900 Kirk, J. [s.n.], Mozambique Commelina sphaerosperma K000345634 Yes

First published in J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 60: 184 (1967)

Accepted by

  • Brundu, G. & Camarda, I. (2013). The Flora of Chad: a checklist and brief analysis. PhytoKeys 23: 1-18.
  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Darbyshire, I., Kordofani, M., Farag, I., Candiga, R. & Pickering, H. (eds.) (2015). The Plants of Sudan and South Sudan: 1-400. Kew publishing, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-244.
  • Govaerts, R. (1999). World Checklist of Seed Plants 3(1, 2a & 2b): 1-1532. MIM, Deurne.

Literature

Kew Backbone Distributions

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  • Brunel, J.F., Hiepo, P. & Scholz, H. (eds.) (1984). Flore Analytique du Togo Phanérogames: 1-751. GTZ, Eschborn.
  • Faden, R. (2012). Commelinaceae. Flora of Tropical East Africa: 1-244.
  • Figueiredo, E. & Smith, G.F. (2008). Plants of Angola. Strelitzia 22: 1-279. National Botanical Institute, Pretoria.
  • Lebrun, J.P., Toutain, B., Gaston, A. & Boudet, G. (1991). Catalogue des Plantes Vasculaires du Burkina Faso: 1-341. Institut d' Elevage et de Médecine Vétérinaire des Pays Tropicaux, Maisons Alfort.

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