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Commelina diffusa(COMDI)


Data shown below are extracted from EPPO Global Database
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Basic information
  • EPPO code: COMDI
  • Preferred name: Commelina diffusa
  • Authority: N. Burman

Other scientific names
Name Authority
Commelina agraria Kunth
Commelina aquatica Morton

Common names
Name Language
baby dayflower English (US)
climbing dayflower English
French weed English (US)
honohono English
spreading dayflower English (US)
babosilla Spanish (HN)
canutillo Spanish
cohitre Spanish
empanadilla Spanish (CU)
santa Lucia Spanish (BO)
siempreviva Spanish (CO)
suelda Spanish
tripa de pollo Spanish (HN)
curage French
herbe de l'eau French
mashangu French
shimatsuyukusa Japanese
シマツユクサ Japanese
dinheiro-em-penca Portuguese
коммелина небесно-голубая Russian
коммелина рассеяная Russian
jié jié cǎo Chinese
节节草 Chinese
Kingdom Plantae ( 1PLAK )
Phylum Magnoliophyta ( 1MAGP )
Class Angiospermae ( 1ANGC )
Category Commelinids ( 1COMD )
Order Commelinales ( 1CMMO )
Family Commelinaceae ( 1CMMF )
Subfamily Commelinoideae ( 1CMMS )
Genus Commelina ( 1COMG )
Species Commelina diffusa ( COMDI )