Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Commelina
Family: Commelinaceae (Monocotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
africana var. africana
NOTES

A scrambling perennial to 50 cm from a woody rootstock. Leaves oblong to linear with a sheathing petiole, sometimes hairy.


AUTHORITY
L.
Sub Author
Conservation
Frequent
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Spathes folded and dry inside. The flowers have 2 ear-like petals and only last for a morning
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Wandering Jew
Wandelende Jood
African commelina
Habitat
NOTES: Found in open areas on the Geelhout side
HABITAT NAME: Bush
Uses
Heart treatments
Root decoctions are used
Sleep treatments
Cold infusions are used to bathe restless sleepers
Infertility treatments
Roots are used
Magical uses
Venereal disease treatments
Unspecified use
Bladder treatments
Unspecified use
Months
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
June
Synonyms for Species
Commelina welwitschii



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