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Commelina erecta (Commelinaceae), New Distributional Record for Indian Subcontinent


The Linnaean Commelina erecta (Commelinaceae) is recorded for the first time from Indian subcontinent. A comparative account of congeneric taxa is provided here in addition to the detailed morphological description and photographs for ease in identification.


Commelina, African Taxa, New Record, India.



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