I think the thread on Commelina benghalensis is
getting complicated.I suggest that if any member wants to upload his own
photograph on the subject, let him/her change the subject line. We have
atleast four different sets of photographs on the same subject line by J M
Garg (8/8: 15497), Dinesh Valke (15508). and Shubhada Nikharge (15509;
Another reason for this is the complex
taxonomy of the genus, largely based on number of ovules in each ovary cell,
number of seeds in capsule, number of capsule valves all of which are not
visible in photographs. We can mainly rely on presence of petiole, shape and
size of leaf, shape and size of spathe, connation of proximal part of spathe
(unfortunately not again deciphered in photos), length of peduncle and pedicel.
I am trying to find correlations for Delhi species of the genus, and will report
my findings soon.