Synonym(s): Commelina nigritana var. gambiae
Not native to Florida
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A rare dayflower of moist, disturbed sites in the central and southern Florida peninsula. Native to western Africa.
This is the only Commelina species in Florida that does not have blue or white petals. The petals of C. gambiae are apricot or peach colored. The spathe is united at the base.
Commelina gambiae is a member of the Commelinaceae - Spiderwort family.
Other species of the Commelina genus in the Wild Florida Photo database:
Commelina benghalensis - JIO
Commelina communis - ASIATIC DAYFLOWER
Commelina diffusa var. diffusa - COMMON DAYFLOWER
Commelina erecta - WHITEMOUTH DAYFLOWER
Date record last modified: Mar 27, 2020