Indian Subcontinent, Andaman Is. as per WCSP;
Andaman Is.; Assam; Bangladesh; India; Malaya; Sri Lanka as per Catalogue of Life;

Slender procumbent herbs. Leaves 3-6 x 0.5-1 cm, linear- lanceolate, base obtuse, apex acute to acuminate; sheath to 1 cm long, margin ciliate. Spathe 1.5-3 cm long, ovate-lanceolate, base sagittate-auriculate, apex acuminate; peduncle to 2.5 cm long. Sepals c. 5 mm long, ovate-obtuse, concave. Petals blue. Stamens 3; staminodes 3, all naked. Ovary tomentose, 2-celled; ovules 2 in each cell. Capsule c. 6 x 3 mm, oblong, 2-locular. Seeds c. 4 mm, whitish-appendaged at the ends.

Flowering and fruiting: August-November
Grasslands, also in the plains
India and Sri Lanka
(attributions- Dr. N Sasidharan (Dr. B P Pal Fellow), Kerala Forest Research Institute, Peechi from India Biodiversity Portal)

Fwd: MS/November/2018/1 – Commelina species ? : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3) – 2 mb each.
Please ID the plant. Photographs sent by my friend from Chennai.

Pl. check comparative images at Commelina 

II cheked. But unable to narrow down the ID.

Too tiny pictures these are. Appears to be a Commelina attenuata. Please confirm.

Thanks … I will try to get good pictures (close ups) from the sender.



ID-Please: Habit : Small herb

Location : Shahapur-Gulbarga district
Latitude : 16.69.83
Longitude: 76.33.33
Elevation: 1498 (ft)

Thank you …! Identified after 8 years !

Ohh, 8 years!! I did not notice, … Thank you … for forwarding it and continuous follow up.
I am much confident now, as in 2012 I must have overlooked due to its similarities with C. clavata, but I am happy and more certain Commelinaceae taxa these days.




Catalogue of Life  The Plant List Ver.1.1  WCSP  IPNI  Flora of Karnataka eflorakkl  India Biodiversity Portal  Kerala plants

A Revised Handbook of the Flora of Ceylon -, Volume 14 edited by M. D. Dassanayake (2000- keys and details) 
Flora of Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India By T. Pullaiah (2000- keys and details)