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*Commelina gambiae C.B. Clarke. Hab: Disturbed areas. Dist: A West African species first collected in North America in 1976 (Manatee County, FL), is immediately distinguishable from our species by its peach-colored flowers and fused spathes

Origin/Endemic status: Subsaharan Africa

Other Comments: Faden (1993) reports that it "appears to be spreading rapidly", but whether it can spread significantly northward from peninsular FL is questionable.

Synonymy: = FNA22, K4, WH3; = Commelina nigritana Benth. var. gambiae (C.B.Clarke) Brenan – K1, Faden (1993)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACW (name change)

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