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Flowering plant by Blandine M. I. Nacoulma, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.


The roots by Blandine M. I. Nacoulma, Africanplants.senckenberg.de.

Author: 

C. Kotschy & J. Peyritsch, 1867

Family: 

COMMELINACEAE

Origin: 

Angola, Benin, Burkina, Burundi, E Cameroon, Central African Republic, Congo, Ethiopia, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Mali, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Zambia, Za´re

Soil: 

Mix

Water: 

Medium

Sun: 

Maximum

Thickness: 

1,3 Centimetres

Height: 

30 Centimetres

Flower: 

Blue - Lilac - Purple - White

Propagate: 

Seeds/Root Cuttings

Names: 

-

Synonyms: 

Zygomenes caespitosa, Kotschy & Peyr. 1867.

This member of the Commelinaceae family was given this name by Carl Georg Theodor Kotschy and Johann Joseph Peyritsch in 1867. It is found in central Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 1,3 centimetres in diameter, the entire plant to 30 centimetres in height. The flowers are blue or lilac, purple or even white.

The genera name from Latin; cyaneus; 'blue'. The species name means 'growing in tufts'.