EPPO Global Database

Commelina benghalensis(COMBE)

Overview
Code created in: 2001-03-10

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

Notes

Western Asia, Indian subcontinent, China, Japan, Korea, southeast Asia, Africa (from Sahara southwards). A widespread weed, sometimes used for food or medicao purposes. Introduced in some Mediterranean countries, North America, (southern), Caribbean, South America (Brazil)

WSSA list of weeds in North America


Common names
Name Language
Bengal day flower English
Bengal wandering-jew English
hairy wandering-jew English (AU)
jio English
tropical spiderwort English (US)
bengalische Commeline German
herbe aux cochons French
andaca Portuguese
andacá Portuguese
andarca Portuguese
erva-de-santa-luzia 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