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Common name

Mandarin: 细竹篙草 (xi zhu gao cao)


Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Commelinales (21)

        Family: Commelinaceae (21)(family description)

          Genus: Murdannia (2)

            Epithet: simplex (Vahl) Brenan (3)

Synonyms: Aneilema cavaleriei H.Lév. & Vaniot, Aneilema longifolium Hook., Aneilema rigidum Blatt., Aneilema secundum Wight, Aneilema sinicum Ker Gawl., Commelina hookeri A.Dietr., Commelina simplex Vahl, Commelina sinica (Ker Gawl.) Roem. & Schult., Murdannia sinica (Ker Gawl.) G.Brückn., Phaeneilema rigidum (Blatt.) Raizada, Phaeneilema sinicum (Ker Gawl.) G.Brückn.

longifolium => having long leaves

rigidum => rigid, stiff

secundum => one-sided, arranged on one side only

simplex => of one piece or series (opposed to compound)

sinica => of Chinese origin

sinicum => of Chinese origin


Climate: tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Murdannia simplex at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI


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