Commelina nyasensis C.B. Clarke

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Status: Native
Derivation of specific name: nyasensis: from Malawi (Nyasaland)
Habitat: In seasonally waterlogged grassland, marshes, wet depressions, roadside ditches or among rocks by waterfalls.
Altitude range: 900 - 1900 m
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Worldwide distribution: DRC, Tanzania, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Malawi distribution:
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Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 86.

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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Commelina nyasensis
Flora of Zambia: Commelina nyasensis
Flora of Zimbabwe: Commelina nyasensis

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Commelina nyasensis
African Plant Database: Commelina nyasensis
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Commelina nyasensis
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Commelina nyasensis
Plants of the World Online: Commelina nyasensis
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Wikipedia: Commelina nyasensis

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Malawi: Species information: Commelina nyasensis., retrieved 10 December 2023

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