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Kingdom: Plantae (2659)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2572)

    Class: Liliopsida (392)

      Order: Commelinales (21)

        Family: Commelinaceae (21)(family description)

          Genus: Pollia (2)

            Epithet: secundiflora (Blume) Bakh.f. (1)

Synonyms: Aclisia cumingiana Hassk., Aclisia elegans Hassk., Aclisia gigantea Hassk., Aclisia indica Wight, Aclisia secundiflora (Blume) Bakh.f., Aclisia sorzogonensis E.Mey. ex C.Presl, Aneilema imbricatum Warb., Aneilema secundiflorum (Blume) Kunth, Aneilema siamense Craib, Commelina didyma Steud., Commelina secundiflora Blume, Pollia aclisia Hassk., Pollia didyma C.B.Clarke, Pollia elegans Hassk., Pollia indica (Wight) Thwaites, Pollia siamensis (Craib) Faden ex D.Y.Hong, Pollia sorzogonensis (E.Mey. ex C.Presl) Steud., Pollia umbellata H.Lév.

elegans => graceful, neat, nice

gigantea => gigantic, unusually higher than the type

imbricatum => tiled, or to appear like over-lapping tiles

indica => from or referring in some way to India

siamensis => of Siam

umbellata => having the inflorescence in umbels or umbrella form


Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

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