Commelina benghalensis L.

 
  • Family : COMMELINACEAE
    (Spiderwort Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : KANA FAMILY (काना फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : COMMELINACEAE
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Commelina benghalensis L.
  • Common name : Garden Commelina, Dayflower
  • Vernacular name : Kanchara (Hindi); Gubbachhi bale (Kannada); Kanavaazhai (Tamil); Kacchata (Sanskrit); Kena (Marathi); Adukkavettila, Kanavazhai, Vuzhaipadathi, Vazhaplaachi (Malayalam); Khet papra, Ranasiri (Oria); Vennadevi kura, Amruthakada (Telugu)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Wasteland and deciduous forests
  • Comments / notes : Frequent near moist places
  • Flower, Fruit : July-November
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Throughout Andhra Pradesh
    • Karnataka : Ballari district, Vijayapura (Bijapur) district, Chitradurga district, Davanagare district, Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) district, Mysuru district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : All districts of Maharashtra
    • Odisha : Rayagada district, Bargarh district, Cuttack district, Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Throughout Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Pantropical, Introduced elsewhere
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; B. D. Sharma, S. Karthikeyan & N. P. Singh 1996 - Flora of Maharashtra state - Monocotyledons; Pullaiah, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 3; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Commelina benghalensis. Downloaded on 27 September 2020.

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