Common names: Garden Commelina, Benghal Dayflower, Tropical Spiderwort, Wandering Jew.
Common Hindi name: Kanchara.
Plant: 60-90cm. Annual or sometimes perennial, creeping herb.
Leaves: Broadly ovate, up to 5cm long and 4cm wide.
Flower: 10-15mm across.
Widely distributed in tropical and subtropical Africa, Central, Southern and South-East Asia extending to China, Japan, the Philippines, Australia and Micronesia. In the western hemisphere, found in Cuba, Jamaica, Brazil, and United States.
It has become a serious weed of many crops in many countries worldwide, and is a particular problem in Africa.
Leaves and rhizomes are cooked and eaten.
Used in biological monitoring of the presence of sulphur dioxide as air- pollutant.
MISHRA, L.C., 1982. "Effect of environmental pollution on the morphology and leaf epidermis of Commelina bengalesis LINN." Environ. Pollut. (28): 281-284.
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La composition est somptueuse et le sujet est bien mis en valeur mais j'aurais préféré un cadrage beaucoup plus serré afin de valoriser les détails.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
I really love this composition!! It´s so simple, so fresh... Those big leaves "protecting" the small flower are great.
There is something strange with the light: on thumbnails seems to be a very dark picture, but when you open it the light seems to come from under the flower. That´s is amazing, very well done.
Your note is very instructive also. Thanks a lot.