EPPO Global Database

Commelina benghalensis(COMBE)

Code created in: 2001-03-10

Basic information
  • EPPO Code: COMBE
  • Preferred name: Commelina benghalensis
  • Authority: Linnaeus


Western Asia (Arabia to Pakistan), Himalayas, India, Bangladesh, Indochina, China (including Taiwan), Malesia, Japan, Korea, Africa (throughout). A widespread weed, sometimes used for food or medical purposes. Introduced in some Mediterranean countries, USA (southern), Central America, Caribbean, South America (Bolivia, Paraguay, Brazil), Australia (Queensland, New South Wales)

WSSA list of weeds in North America

Common names
Name Language
Bengal day flower English
jio English
tropical spiderwort English (US)
whiskered commelina English
bengalische Commeline German
herbe aux cochons French
andaca Portuguese
andacá Portuguese
andarca Portuguese
erva-de-santa-luzia Portuguese
folhas-de-pé-de-áden Portuguese
maria-mole Portuguese
marianinha-branca Portuguese
rabo-de-cachorro Portuguese
trapoeraba Portuguese
marubatsuyukusa Japanese
マルバツユクサ Japanese
коммелина бенгальская Russian
fàn bāo cǎo Chinese
饭包草 Chinese
buchna Hindi
kana Hindi
kinkawwa Hindi