Family – Commelinaceae

8 Genera in Sri Lanka. Mostly herbs.  eg . Commelina, Cyanotis

60.01. COMMELINA Plum, ex L.

C.appendiculata

C.attenuata Vahl

C.benghalensis L. S:diya-meneriya

C.clavata Clarke [Commelina thwaitesii Hook, f.]

C.diffusa Burm. f. [Commelina nudiflora sensu Moon] S:gira-pala

C.ensifolia R. Br.

C.indehiscens E. Barnes S:gira-pala

C.kurzii Clarke

C.paludosa Blume [Commelina obliqua Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don]

C.petersii Hassk. [Commelina persicariifolia Wight ex Clarke]

 

60.02. CYANOTIS D. Don

C.adscendens Dalz. [Cyanotis tuberosa var. adscendens (Dalz.) Clarke]

C.axillaris (L.) Sweet

C.burmanniana Wight

C.ceylanica Hassk.

C.cristata (L.) D. Don S:boI-hinda

C.obtusa (Trimen) Trimen

C.pilosa Schult. f.

C.racemosa Heyne ex Hassk. [Cyanotis villosa sensu Trimen]

C.thwaitesii Hassk. [Cyanotis fasciculata Thw.] [Cyanotis fasciculata var. thwaitesii (Hassk.) Clarke]

C.villosa (Spreng.) Schult. f. var. A var. villosa

 

60.03. DICTYOSPERMUM Wight

D.montanum Wight R14:177 [Aneilema montanum (Wight) Wall, ex Clarke]

D.ovalifolium Wight R14:178

 

60.04. FLOSCOPA Lour.

F.scandens Lour.

 

60.05. MURDANNIA Royle

M.audreyae Faden

M.blumei (Hassk.) Brenan

M.dimorphoides Faden subsp. dimorphoides subsp. perennis Faden

M.esculenta (Wall, ex Clarke) R.S.Rao & Kammathy [Aneilema esculentum Wall, ex Clarke]

M.gigantea (Vahl) G. Brilckn. [Aneilema giganteum (Vahl) R. Br.]

M.glauca (Thw. ex Clarke) G. Briickn. [Aneilema glauca Thw. ex Clarke]

M.lanceolata (Wight) Kammathy

M.loriformis (Hassk.) R. S. Rao & Kammathy [Aneilema nudiflorum var. terminate (Wight) Clarke]

M.nudiflora (L.) Brenan [Aneilema nudiflorum (L.) Sweet]

M.simplex (Vahl) Brenan

M.spirata (L.) G. Bruckn. [Aneilema spiratum (L.) Sweet]

M.striatipetala Faden

M.vaginata (L.) G. Bruckn. [Aneilema vaginatum (L.) Wight]

M.zeylanica (Clarke) G. Bruckn. [Aneilema zeylanicum Clarke]

 

60.06. POLLIA Thunb.

P.secundiflora (Blume) Bakh. f. [Pollia sorzogonenesis (E. Meyer) Steud.]

 

60.07. RHOPALEPHORA Hassk.

R.scaberrima (Blume) Faden [Aneilema protensum (Wight) Wall, ex Thw.]

 

60.08. TRADESCANTIA Rupp. ex L.

T.pallida (Rose) D. R. Hunt* [Setcreasea pallida Rose] [Setcreasea purpurea Boom.]

T.spathacea Sw.* [Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn] [Rhoeo discolor (L’Hent.) Hance]

T.zebrina Hort. ex Bosse [Zebrina pendula Schnizl.]

Reference – A CHECK LIST OF THE FLOWERING PLANTS; Lilani Kumudini Senaratna, B.Sc. (Colombo) M.Phil. (OUSL), Department of Botany, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.  Published by National Science Foundation 47/5, Maitland, Place Colombo 7 SRI LANKA
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