Justus Carl Hasskarl,
Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique,
Namibia, Tanzania, Zambia, Za´re, Zimbabwe
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Powder Puff, Job's Tears, Wandering Jew
speciosa LinnÚ, 1782.
Cyanotis nodiflora Kunth,
Cyanotis speciosa subsp. bulbosa Faden.
Commelina speciosa, Thunb.
Tonningia speciosa, Raf.
This member of the Commelinaceae
given this name
by Justus Carl Hasskarl in 1870. It is found in
Africa and Madagascar, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to a
lot of sun. The bulb can grow up to five centimetres in diameter,
the whole plant will grow up to 30 centimetres in height. The
flowers are blue to pink.
The genera name from Latin;
cyaneus; 'blue'. The species name means 'showy' or