Swaziland's Flora Database:
Commelina africana L. var. africana
(name current 2016)
Growth form: Herb
Found within protected areas
Description (Compton's Flora of Swaziland*):
Commelina africana - Very variable; hairy or hairless. Stems few cm high or tall and straggling up to 60 cm. Leaves widely spaced 5—15 cm long x 1—2,5 cm wide. Spathe large, often 3—4 cm long, tapering gradually to tip, lower edge usually curved backwards, upper edge smooth or slightly crisped. Petals bright yellow or orange; flowers emerging one or sometimes two at a time from folded spathe.
* Where species names have changed, these have been matched according to herbarium specimens quoted in this publication.