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Commelina  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 39126

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Phaeosphaerion Hassk.
  Common Name(s): commelina [English]
    dayflower [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
    SubkingdomViridiplantae  – green plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyCommelinaceae  – Spiderwort Family  
                               GenusCommelina L. – commelina, dayflower  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Commelina benghalensis L. – Benghal dayflower, jio 
                                  Species Commelina caroliniana Walter – Carolina dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina coelestis Willd. – commelina 
                                  Species Commelina communis L. – common dayflower, Asiatic dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina dianthifolia Delile – bird-bill dayflower, birdbill dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina diffusa Burm. f. – spreading dayflower, climbing dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina erecta L. – erect dayflower, whitemouth dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina forskaolii Vahl – rat's ear 
                                  Species Commelina gambiae C.B. Clarke – Gambian dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina latifolia Hochst. ex A. Rich.  
                                  Species Commelina nigritana Benth. – African dayflower 
                                  Species Commelina rufipes Seub. – cojite blanco 
                                  Species Commelina tuberosa L. – commelina 
                                  Species Commelina virginica L. – Virginia dayflower 

  Expert: Robert B. Faden  
  Notes: Research Botanist and Associate Curator, National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, MRC 166, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA   
  Reference for: Commelina    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Commelinaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Commelina   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Commelina   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Commelina   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Commelina   
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