Commelina communis – Famine Foods

Commelina communis


China: shoots and leaves eaten. India (area unspecified): seeds eaten; (Madras Presidency): leaves and tender shoots used as greens.

Additional Information

Name Authority:
L.; Englm. ex Kunth; F. von Muell.; L.; Roxb.; Wall.; Walt.
Tamil: Kannang keeray. Telugu: Gangi gadda. English: Spider Wort, Day Flower.

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