The Plant List — A working list for all plant species

Commelina

The genus Commelina is in the family Commelinaceae in the major group Angiosperms (Flowering plants).

Statistics are at the end of the page.

Species in Commelina

See "Status", "Confidence level", "Source" for definitions.

Name Status Confi­dence level Source Date supplied Infra. rec.
Commelina acutispatha De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina acutissima Urb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina africana L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 4
Commelina agrostophylla F.Muell. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina albescens Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina albiflora Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina amplexicaulis Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina angustissima K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina appendiculata C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina arenicola Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ascendens J.K.Morton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina aspera G.Don ex Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina assurgens Larrañaga Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina attenuata K.D.Koenig ex Vahl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina aurantiiflora Faden & Raynsf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina auriculata Blume Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina avenifolia J.Graham Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bambusifolia Matuda Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bambusifolioides Matuda Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bangii Rusby Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina barbata Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina beccariana Martelli Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bella Oberm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina benghalensis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bequaertii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bianoensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bibracteata Wied-Neuw. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina boissieriana C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina boucheana Roem. & Schult. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina bracteosa Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina bravoa Matuda Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina cameroonensis J.K.Morton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina capitata Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina caroliniana Walter Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina carsonii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina cecilae C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina chamissonis Klotzsch ex C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ciliata Stanley Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina claessensii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina clandestina Mart. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina clarkeana De Wild. & T.Durand Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina clarkeana K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina clavata C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina coelestis Willd. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina commelinoides Forssk. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina communis L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Commelina congesta C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina congestipantha López-Ferr., Espejo & Ceja Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina corbisieri De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina corradii Chiov. ex Chiarugi Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina crassicaulis C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina critica De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina cufodontii Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina cuneata C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina cyanantha Rojas Acosta Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina cyanea R.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina dammeriana K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina deflexa Rusby Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina dekindtiana Fritsch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina demissa C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina diabolica Koidz. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina dianthifolia Delile Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Commelina diffusa Burm.f. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 2
Commelina disperma Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina droogmansiana De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina dubia Delile Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina echinosperma K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina echinulata Lebrun & Taton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina eckloniana Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina elgonensis Bullock Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina elliptica Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ensifolia R.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina erecta L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 5
Commelina fasciculata Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina fastigiata Schltr. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina firma Welw. ex C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina fluviatilis Brenan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina foliacea Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina forskaolii Vahl Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina forsskalii Vahl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina frutescens Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina gelatinosa Edgew. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina geniculata Ham. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina geniculata Sessé & Moc. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina giorgii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina glabrata Kunth Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina gourmaensis A.Chev. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina graminifolia Sessé & Moc. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina grandiflora Ten. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina grandis Brenan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina grossa C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina guaranitica C.B.Clarke ex Chodat & Hassl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina haitiensis Urb. & Ekman Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina harcocuskii Ten. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina heterosperma Blatt. & Hallb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina hispida Ruiz & Pav. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina hockii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina hoffmanni Hassk. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina holubii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina homblei De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina huillensis Welw. ex C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina humblotii H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ignorata Kunth Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina imberbis Ehrenb. ex Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina indehiscens E.Barnes Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina irumuensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina jaliscana Matuda Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina jamesonii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina kapiriensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina kilanga De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina kilimandscharica K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina kisantuensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina kituloensis Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina lagosensis C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina lanceolata R.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina latifolia Hochst. ex A.Rich. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina leiocarpa Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina livingstonii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina longicapsa C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina longifolia Lam. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina loniceroides Engl. Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina loureiroi Kunth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina lukei Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina lukonzolwensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina lutea Cordem. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina luteiflora De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina luzonensis Elmer Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina macrospatha Gilg & Ledermann ex Mildbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina macrosperma J.K.Morton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina maculata Edgew. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina madagascarica C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina major H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina martyrum H.Lév. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina mascarenica C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina mathewsii (C.B.Clarke) Faden & D.R.Hunt Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina melanorrhiza Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina membranacea Robyns Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina mensensis Schweinf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina merkeri K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina microspatha K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina milne-redheadii Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina minor Y.N.Lee & Y.C.Oh Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina modesta Oberm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina montigena H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina mwatayamvoana P.A.Duvign. & Dewit Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina nairobiensis Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina neurophylla C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina nigritana Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Commelina nipponica Koidz. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina nitens Ten. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina nivea López-Ferr., Espejo & Ceja Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina nyasensis C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina obliqua Vahl Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina obscura K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina oligotricha Miq. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina opulens C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina orchidophylla Faden & Layton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina paleata Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pallida De Wild. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pallida Willd. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina paludosa Blume Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina paniculata Hill Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina petersii Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Commelina phaeochaeta Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina phalangoides Crantz Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina platyphylla Klotzsch ex Seub. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina platyphylla Klotzsch Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina polhillii Faden & M.H.Alford Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina praecox T.C.E.Fr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pseudo-zanonia Kunth Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina pseudopurpurea Faden Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pseudoscaposa De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pubescens Hornem. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pubinervis Hassk. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina purpurea C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pycnospatha Brenan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pynaertii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina pyrrhoblepharis Hassk. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina quarrei De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina queretarensis López-Ferr., Espejo & Ceja Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina quitensis Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rafinesquei Kunth Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ramosissima López-Ferr., Espejo & Ceja Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ramulosa (C.B.Clarke) H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina reflexa Rusby Accepted M TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina reptans Brenan Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina reticulata Stanley Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina reygaertii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rhodesica Norl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina robynsii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rogersii Burtt Davy Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rorigera Fisch. ex Ten. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rosulata Faden & Layton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rotusta Kunth Unresolved L TRO 2012-04-18
Commelina ruandensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rufipes Seub. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23 1
Commelina rufociliata C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rumphii Kostel. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rupicola Font Quer ex Emb. & Maire Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rupiphraga Koidz. Unresolved L WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina rzedowskii López-Ferr., Espejo & Ceja Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina sabatieri C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina saxatilis H.Perrier Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina saxosa De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina scabra Benth. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina scaposa C.B.Clarke ex De Wild. & T.Durand Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina schinzii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina schliebenii Mildbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina schomburgkiana Klotzsch Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina schweinfurthii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina shinsendaensis De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina sikkimensis C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina singularis Vell. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina socorrogonzaleziae Espejo & López-Ferr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina somalensis Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina spectabilis C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina sphaerorrhizoma Faden & Layton Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina standleyi Steyerm. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina stefaniniana Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina stolzii Mildbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina subcucullata C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina subscabrifolia De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina subulata Roth Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina suffruticosa Blume Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina sylvatica De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina texcocana Matuda Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina thomasii Hutch. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina trachysperma Chiov. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina transversifolia De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina triangulispatha Mildbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina tricarinata Stanley Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina tricolor E.Barnes Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina trilobosperma K.Schum. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina tuberosa L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina umbellata Schumach. & Thonn. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina undulata R.Br. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina ussilensis Schweinf. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina vanderystii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina velutina Mildbr. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina vermoesenii De Wild. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina villosa C.B.Clarke ex Chodat & Hassl. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina virginica L. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina welwitschii C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina wightii Raizada Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina zambesica C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina zenkeri C.B.Clarke Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina zeylanica Falkenb. Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23
Commelina zigzag P.A.Duvign. & Dewit Accepted H WCSP 2012-03-23

Statistics

The Plant List includes 509 scientific plant names of species rank for the genus Commelina. Of these 215 are accepted species names.

The Plant List includes a further 130 scientific plant names of infraspecific rank for the genus Commelina. We do not intend The Plant List to be complete for names of infraspecific rank. These are primarily included because names of species rank are synonyms of accepted infraspecific names.

Species names

The status of the 509 species names for the genus Commelina recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of binomial name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 215 42.2%
Synonym 261 51.3%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 33 6.5%

All names

The status of the 639 names (including infraspecific names) for the genus Commelina recorded in The Plant List, are as follows:

Pie chart of all name statuses
Status Total
Accepted 231 36.2%
Synonym 375 58.7%
Unplaced 0 0%
Unassessed 33 5.2%

Of the species names,

The confidence with which the status of the 509 species names recorded in The Plant List for the genus Commelina, are assigned as follows:

Confidence level Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Total
High confidence 213 257 0 0 470 92.3%
Medium confidence 2 2 0 0 4 0.8%
Low confidence 0 2 0 33 35 6.9%

The source of the species name records found in The Plant List for the genus Commelina is as follows:

Source of record Accepted Synonym Unplaced Unassessed Misapplied Total
Tropicos 2 2 0 9 0 13 2.6%
WCSP 213 259 0 24 0 496 97.4%