Commelinaceae

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New Endemic Species of Aneilema and Commelina (Commelinaceae) from Somalia

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1996
Authors:Faden, RB
Journal:Brittonia
Volume:48
Pagination:pp. 544-550
ISSN:0007196X
Abstract:

Three new, endemic species of Commelinaceae from central and southern Somalia are described. Aneilema trispermum is unique in the genus in having capsules with three one-seeded locules. The annual, buff-orange-flowered Commelina arenicola differs from the annual C. subulata Roth and related perennials in having a capsule with an indehiscent dorsal locule. Commelina frutescens has a unique shrubby habit.

URL:http://www.jstor.org/stable/2807874
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