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Common name

English: Benghal Dayflower

Mandarin: 饭包草 (fan bao cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Commelinales (21)

        Family: Commelinaceae (21)(family description)

          Genus: Commelina (5)

            Epithet: benghalensis L. (2)

benghalensis => of or from Bengal, historical and geographical region covering Bangladesh and the state of West Bengal in India


Climate: tropical

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Commelina benghalensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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