Commelina diffusa

Family:COMMELINACEAE
Species:Commelina diffusa Burman f.
Common Name:Creeping Dayflower; Spreading Dayflower
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:**
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:**
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACW (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCOMMELINACEAE - Spiderwort family
Genus Commelina
Species Commelina diffusa Burman f. - Creeping Dayflower; Spreading Dayflower

Citation

Citation COMMELINA DIFFUSA Burman f., Fl. Indica 18, t. 7(2). 1768.
Basionym: **
Type: INDIA (?): Without data, Burman Herb. s.n. (lectotype: G). Lectotypified by Merrill, J. Arnold Arbor. 18: 65. 1937.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Commelina aquatica Commelina aquatica J. K. Morton, J. Linn. Soc., Bot. 55: 515, f. 12. 1956. GHANA
Commelina cayennensis Commelina cayennensis Richard, Actes Soc. Hist. Nat. Paris 1: 105. 1792. FRENCH GUIANA: Without data, LeBlond s.n. (holotype: P).
Commelina cespitosa Commelina cespitosa Roxburgh, Fl. Ind. 1: 178. 1820. BANGLADESH: Chittagong,
Commelina gigas Commelina gigas Small, Man. S.E. Fl. 264, 1503. 1933. FLORIDA: Palm Beach Co.: E shore of Lake Okeechobee, 9-10 May 1917, Small 8247 (holotype: NY).
Commelina ochreata Commelina ochreata Schauer, Nov. Actorum Acad. Caes. Leop.-Carol. Nat. Cur. 19(Suppl. 1): 447. 1843. CHINA
Commelina pacifica Commelina pacifica Vahl, Enum. Pl. 2: 168. 1805.  
Commelina werneana Commelina werneana Hasskarl, in Schweinfurth, Beitr. Fl. Aethiop. 206, 295. 1867.  
Commelina longicaulis Commelina longicaulis Jacquin, Collectanea 3: 234. 1791 ("1789"). VENEZUELA: Distrito Federal: Near Caracas (lectotype: Jacquin, Icon. Pl. Rar. 2: t. 294. 1797). Lectotypified by Howard, Fl. Less. Antill., Monocot. 432. 1979.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Baldwin, Blount, Bullock, Butler, Calhoun, Choctaw, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Geneva, Houston, Jefferson, Lee, Mobile, Monroe, Montgomery, Pike, Shelby, Sumter, Tallapoosa, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: -

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
56621 Pike 21 OCT 1994 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9427
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
TROY000036526 Bullock 18 Jul 2012 Bailee Dykes
1006
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
AMAL00019768 Mobile 03 Feb 2013 Howard E. Horne
1969
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burman
UNA00012581 Tuscaloosa _-_-1879 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
AUA000032688 Covington 14 Sep 2010 HANSEN, CURTIS J.
4896
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
56483 Pike 24 SEP 1995 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9986
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
TROY000024751 Calhoun 14 Nov 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12359
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
USAM000004015 Mobile 27 Sep 1968 Michel G. Lelong
4764
USAM
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
UNA00012582 Jefferson 3 Aug 1879 Eugene A. Smith
s.n.
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
SAMF0001213 Tuscaloosa 26 Aug 1962 Deramus, Rebecca
219
SAMF
Commelina diffusa Burman
UWAL0016822 Mobile 03 Feb 2013 Horne, Howard E.
1969
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman
UNA00036126 Tuscaloosa 9 Sep 1955 Roland M. Harper
4337
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
64281 Conecuh 11 SEP 2004 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
14690
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
55361 Pike 6 DEC 1994 DIAMOND, JR., ALVIN R.
9471
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
TROY000032040 Montgomery 16 Sep 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21588
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
UNA00012580 Mobile _ Oct 1878 Charles Mohr
s.n.
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
UWAL0003510 Sumter 26 Oct 2007 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12789
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
UWAL0002843 Pike 11 Oct 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21640
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman
USAM000004013 Mobile 15 Sep 1976 Michel G. Lelong
9481
USAM
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
UNA00036181 Mobile 16 Oct 1966 Rebecca Deramus
D1026
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
TROY000033025 Butler 10 Sep 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22513
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
TROY000009997 Crenshaw 30 Sep 1999 Alvin R. Diamond
11619
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
TROY000034065 Montgomery 30 Oct 2011 Alvin R. Diamond
22679
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
USAM000004016 Mobile 01 Sep 1970 Michel G. Lelong
5546
USAM
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
UWAL0012666 Monroe 11 Sep 2012 Barger, T. Wayne
0793
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
UNA00036186 Mobile 8 Sep 1965 Rebecca Deramus
D779
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
TROY000009996 Conecuh 11 Sep 2004 Alvin R. Diamond
14690
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
TROY000032695 Pike 11 Oct 2010 Alvin R. Diamond
21640
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
UWAL0003511 Calhoun 14 Nov 2005 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12359
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
17643 Lee 24 JUL 1969 MILLER, L. C.
139
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
TROY000033918 Houston 08 Oct 2011 Whitney Senn
85
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
USAM000004014 Baldwin 06 Oct 1973 Michel G. Lelong
7338
USAM
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
UWAL0013067 Bullock 18 Jul 2012 Dykes, Bailee
1006
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman
3504 Lee 8 FEB 1962 GRAMLICH, JIM
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
AMAL00019844 Monroe 25 Sep 2012 Dan Spaulding
13642
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burman
35492 Jefferson 28 JUL 1977 SESSLER, ANN H.
1746
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
UWAL0035895 Blount 14 Sep 2013 Anderson, Kelly
0493
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burmann f.
UWAL0001790 Montgomery 16 Sep 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21588
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
UWAL0010106 Montgomery 20 Oct 2011 Diamond, Alvin R.
22679
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman
UWAL0035580 Mobile 22 May 2016 Horne, Howard E.
3186
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
TROY000009999 Monroe 20 Sep 2007 Alvin R. Diamond
18227
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
AMAL00015130 Sumter 26 Oct 2007 Daniel D. Spaulding
12789
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
UNA00036191 Shelby 9 May 1981 Charles N. Horn
253
UNA
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
AMAL00014810 Tallapoosa 18 Oct 2006 T. Wayne Barger
436
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f. var. diffusa
62069 Choctaw 21 OCT 1994 CROUCH, VIRGINIA E.
1244
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
UWAL0012641 Monroe 25 Sep 2012 Spaulding, Dan
13642
UWAL
Commelina diffusa Burman f.
AMAL00012799 Calhoun 14 Nov 2005 Daniel D. Spaulding
12359
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
17645 Coffee 24 JUL 1969 SIMMONDS, E. P.
072
AUA
COMMELINA DIFFUSA BURM. F.
AMAL00011893 Washington 13 Sep 1997 R. D. Whetstone
18637
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
AMAL00019555 Monroe 11 Sep 2012 T. Wayne Barger
793
AMAL
Commelina diffusa Burm. f.
TROY000009998 Geneva 27 Oct 1999 John R. MacDonald
13711
TROY
Commelina diffusa Burman
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