Checklist: Commelinaceae



This is a checklist of taxa generated from the database. Genera and species which are either purely cultivated or which are wild species which do not occur in Malawi have been excluded.

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Obermeyer, A.A. & Faden, R.B. (1985) Commelinaceae Flora of Southern Africa 4(2)   
NamesFZ Divisions
Anthericopsis sepalosa (C.B. Clarke) Engl. ?
Aneilema sepalosum C.B. Clarke
Anthericopsis fischeri Engl.
Anthericopsis tradescantiodes Chiov.
Gilletia sepalosa (C.B. Clarke) Rendle
896.000 COMMELINA L.  
Commelina africana L. N,C,S
Commelina aspera Benth.
var. aspera
Commelina aspera Benth. var. firma C.B. Clarke
Commelina firma (C.B. Clarke) Rendle
Cyanotis hirsuta Baker
Commelina aspera Benth.
var. opulens (C.B.Clarke) Faden ?
Commelina opulens C.B. Clarke
Commelina aurantiiflora Faden & Raynsford
Commelina benghalensis L. N,C,S
Commelina benghalensis L. var. hirsuta C.B. Clarke
Commelina bracteosa Hassk.
Commelina lagosensis C.B. Clarke
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
subsp. diffusa N,C,S
Commelina nudiflora L.
Commelina eckloniana Kunth
Commelina erecta L.
Commelina bainesii C.B. Clarke
Commelina livingstonii C.B. Clarke
Commelina undulata R. Br.
Commelina foliacea Chiov.
subsp. foliacea
Commelina foliacea Chiov.
subsp. amplexicaulis Faden
Commelina forskaolii Vahl
Commelina grossa C.B. Clarke
Commelina kituloensis Faden N
Commelina neurophylla C.B. Clarke N(other?)
Commelina bianoensis De Wild.
Commelina nigritana Benth.
var. nigritana
Commelina nyasensis C.B. Clarke
Commelina petersii Hassk.
Commelina schweinfurthii C.B.Clarke
subsp. ceciliae (C.B. Clarke) Faden N,C,S
Commelina ceciliae C.B. Clarke
Commelina subulata Roth N,C,S
Commelina angustissima K. Schum.
Commelina striata Kunth
Commelina subaurantiaca Kunth
Commelina subulata Roth var. macrosperma C.B. Clarke
Commelina zambesica C.B.Clarke
899.000 ANEILEMA R. Br.  
Aneilema aequinoctiale (P. Beauv.) Loudon
Aneilema adhaerens Kunth
Aneilema dispermum Brenan
Aneilema hirtum A. Rich.
Aneilema ringoetii De Wild.
Aneilema whytei C.B. Clarke
Lamprodithyros hirtus (A. Rich.) Hassk.
Aneilema hockii De Wild.
Aneilema wildii Merxm.
Aneilema johnstonii K. Schum.
Aneilema nicholsonii C.B. Clarke
Aneilema nyasense C.B. Clarke
var. nyasense
Aneilema vankerckhovenii De Wild.
Lamprodithyros tacazzeanus Hassk.
Aneilema pedunculosum C.B. Clarke
Floscopa beirensis Kuntze
Aneilema welwitschii C.B. Clarke
Aneilema densum T.C.E.Fr.
Aneilema erectum De Wild.
Aneilema florentii De Wild.
Aneilema katangense. De Wild.
899.010 MURDANNIA Royle  
Murdannia simplex (Vahl) Brenan
Aneilema sinicum Ker-Gawl.
Commelina simplex Vahl
904.000 CYANOTIS D. Don  
*Cyanotis axillaris (L.) Sweet
Cyanotis barbata D.Don
Cyanotis abyssinica A. Rich.
Cyanotis abyssinica A. Rich. var. glabrescens A. Rich.
Cyanotis hirsuta Fisch., C.A. Meyer & Avé-Lall.
Cyanotis hirsuta Fisch., C.A. Meyer & Avé-Lall. var. glabra K. Schum.
Cyanotis parasitica (Hassk.) Hassk.
Zygomanes parasitica Hassk.
Cyanotis foecunda Hassk. ?
Cyanotis minima De Wild.
Cyanotis montana K. Schum.
Cyanotis lanata Benth.
Cyanotis lanata Benth. var. schweinfurthii (Hassk.) C.B. Clarke
Cyanotis lanata Benth. var. sublanata C.B. Clarke
Cyanotis lanata Benth. var. rubescens (A. Chev.) Schnell
Cyanotis rubescens A. Chev.
Cyanotis schweinfurthii Hassk.
Cyanotis longifolia Benth. N,C,S
Cyanotis djurensis C.B. Clarke
Cyanotis longifolia Benth. var. bakeriana C.B. Clarke
Cyanotis speciosa (L.f.) Hassk.
subsp. speciosa
Commelina nodiflora Kunth
908.000 FLOSCOPA Lour.  
Floscopa flavida C.B. Clarke
Floscopa glomerata (Willd. & Schult. ex Schult. f.) Hassk. N,C,S
Floscopa rivularis (A. Rich.) C.B. Clarke
Tradescantia glomerata Schult. f.
Floscopa tuberculata C.B. Clarke

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Checklist: Commelinaceae., retrieved 21 February 2024

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