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Commelina diffusa Burm. f. var. gigas
(Small) Faden
Climbing dayflower

Family: Commelinaceae

Group: Monocot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Perennial

Native Range: Assumed native to Asia (Faden 2000).

Map of Florida Locations

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Not Native, Naturalized

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

Other data on Commelina diffusa var. gigas available from :

Commelina diffusa var. gigas has been found in the following 3 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area Present Not Native, Naturalized
LaBelle Nature Park Present Not Native, Naturalized
Six Mile Cypress Slough Preserve Present Not Native, Naturalized

Commelina diffusa var. gigas has been found in the following 4 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Not Native, Naturalized
Lee County Not Native, Naturalized
Martin County Not Native, Naturalized
Palm Beach County Not Native, Naturalized

Commelina diffusa var. gigas has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Wetland
Dome Swamp
Strand Swamp