Images by Mayur Nandikar & Santhan P 




Commelina subulata is widely distributed in Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina, Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic Congo, the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Kenya, Mali, Namibia, Nigeria, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, United Republic of Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. In India it is reported from Andhra Pradesh (Cook 1996), Karnataka (Belgaum, Bangalore, Dharwar, Hassan, Tumkur) (Sharma et al. 1984, Manjunatha et al. 2004), Maharashtra (Amba, Dajipur, Patgoan, Kolhapur, Pune) (Lakshminarasimhan 1996, Yadav and Sardesai 2002) and Tamil Nadu (Chengalpattu, Dharmapuri, Salem) (Bhargavan 1989).

It is an annual herb, grows in open marshy soil and irregularly flooded places, by no means confined to wetlands (Cook 1996) Weed of rice fields and marshy soil (Yadav and Sardesai 2002, Manjunatha et al. 2004).

Commelina subulata
Photograph taken at Agricultural College, Kolhapur

Commelina attenuata Koen ex Vahl. SN Oct 25 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (3).  
Commelina attenuata Koen ex Vahl,
frequent herb in the foot hill area, from Krishnagiri dt Tamilnadu



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