Commelina diffusa

3. Commelina diffusa Burm. f. (Trop.) – An exceptional and ephemeral soybean alien, recorded only once in the port of Antwerpen in 1997 (Verloove & Vandenberghe 1998).

Commelina diffusa much resembles C. communis and they are hardly distinguishable in the absence of flowers (although the former usually has slightly shorter and narrower leaves).

Commelina diffusa, Antwerpen, port (Kanaaldok), sandy unloading quay at the Cargill mill, October 1997, F. Verloove

Herbarium specimen


Selected literature:

Verloove F. & Vandenberghe C. (1998) Nieuwe en interessante voederadventieven voor de Belgische flora, hoofdzakelijk in 1997. Dumortiera 72: 18-36.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith