Commelina elegans Kunth
  • Nov. Gen. Sp.
  • French Grass


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Commelina elegans Kunth. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000358770. Accessed on: 21 Oct 2021'

General Information

Plants mediocre or relatively stout, erect or ascending, the stem branching rather frequently, 1.5-6.0 dm. tall, glabrous or essentially so. Leaves elliptic- or oblong-lanceolate, acuminate, obtuse at the base, sessile or subsessile, 3-12 cm. long, glabrous to sparsely pilose upon either surface; sheath about 1-2 cm. long, densely puberulent to glabrate. Inflorescences terminal or subterminal, solitary or paired; spathes conduplicate, foliaceous, broadly ovate, truncate and closed at the base, 1.5-2.0 cm. long, scatteringly pilosulose to glabrate. Sepals 0.3-0.4 cm. long, hyaline. Petals blue, obovate spatulate, the 2 posterior about 1 cm. long, the anterior somewhat reduced.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Distribution

    Tropical and subtropical America from Florida and Texas to Argentina; frequent in waste ground.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
    • Source: [
    • 2
    • ]. 

    Nationally Preferred Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    French GrassEnglishBS
    Large Day FlowerEnglishBS

    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Codillo

     Information From

    Commelinaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve
    http://www.levypreserve.org
    Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. 2020. Flora by Common Name and by Scientific Name. Bahamas National Trust. Available at www.levypreserve.org Accessed on (2020/07/09).
    • B Ethan Freid All rights Preserved
    • C Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve. All rights Preserved
    Flora de Panama
    http://www.tropicos.org/Project/PAC
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden