Commelinales & Zingiberales Week: Commelinaceae, Commelina benghalensis from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 6, 2011, 8:48:44 PM2/6/11
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Commelinales & Zingiberales Week: Commelinaceae, Commelina benghalensis L.,  Sp. pl. 1:41. 1753, nom. cons.
A common rainy season plant in Delhi, with luxuriant growth in shaded areas, along roadsides and wastelands. 

Common names
English: Benghal dayflower, Indian dayflower
Sans: Kanchata
Hindi & Beng: Kanchara
Mar: Kena
Tam: Kanavazhai, kanangakarai
Tel: Vennadevikura
Rhizomes are  cooked and eaten, leaves also eaten at the time of scarcity. Herb is also medicinal

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tanay bose

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Feb 6, 2011, 9:10:03 PM2/6/11
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Thanks for the first post !!
and some lovely capture of the Bengal Dayflower
Tanay
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