Commelina benghalensis can be an annual or perennial herb. . soybeans, cotton, maize, sugarcane, cassava, peanuts, pineapples, cowpeas. While studying the fate of Commelina benghalensis L. after simulated rumen digestion, The seed produces a bread similar to corn bread, with a cocoa flavor . Zea mays (maize). Description. C. benghalensis belongs to a family with species with distinct characteristics. C. benghalensis has creeping stems.
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Xommelina, leaf dry matter production is reduced in competitive environments for these two species. The following 0 contacts offer information an advice on Commelina benghalensis. Missouri Botanical Garden Press, p. Knowledge Bank home Change location. Invasive Species Fact Sheet: It is also found in Taiwan. John Wiley and Sons, pp. Survey, identification and host-parasite relationships of root-knot nematodes occurring in some parts of the Phillippines.
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Title Whole plant – line drawing. The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available.
The fact that stem dry matter accumulation was the same in the two densities, for plants grown in monoculture and in competition with maize, can be attributed to greater stem development in the competitive environment. More information about modern web browsers can be found at http: Flowers have three lilac blue petals mm long, the lower rather smaller than the two laterals and occasionally white. However, Waterhouse notes that although Commelina spp.
Freshly shed aerial seeds have a dormancy depending on an impermeable seedcoat, but will germinate following scarification or pricking of the seed.
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When plants are removed they should be shaken to remove all the soil, spread and left to dry for more than a week. The Worst Weed in Cotton?
It reproduces both vegetatively and by seeds. Dayflower and spangle top survey in the Texas rice belt. Flora of Tropical Africa. Number of kernels, diameter and length of ear were not influenced benhalensis association with Bidens pilosaCommelina benghalensisBrachiaria brizanthaSorghum arundinaceum and Ipomoea trilobaregardless of weed density.
Services on Demand Commelins. Field guide to important arable weeds of Zambia. Subterranean seeds had a more pronounced light requirement for germination and a higher optimum germination temperature 28 v. In India and the Philippines the weed is used for food during famine periods.
Commelina benghalensis – Wikipedia
Red-far-red ratio of reflected light: Among these changes are the elimination of use of preemergence herbicides with soil residual activity in cotton crops, the increased use of reduced tillage along with the elimination of cultivation as a method for controlling weeds, reliance on glyphosphate based systems in cotton or glyphosphate resistant cotton, and a large increase in cotton acreage in Georgia Webster, ; Webster, If you would like to, you can learn more about the cookies we use.
This different behavior is due to the intrinsic properties of each species, because they are totally different in terms of their development and ability to survive in harsh environmental conditions.
Go to distribution map Aerial seeds germinate mainly from the upper 5 cm, while the larger subterranean seeds may emerge from depths down to 14 cm Budd et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds.
Groundnut flower production may be delayed by weeks and nodules are also reduced depending on the intensity of infestation. bwnghalensis
There are four categories of seeds, large and small aerial and large and small subterranean. Informations on Commelina benghalensis has been recorded for the following locations.
The leaf sheath is covered in red and sometimes white hairs at the apex which is a primary identification factor for this species. Commelina benghalensis is a wide-ranging plant, being native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Africa, an area otherwise known as the paleotropics.
Title Flowering shoot Caption Base of shoot showing flower-bearing stolons. Waterhouse, ; EPPO, The additional treatments controls consisted of monocrops of B. Plant Protection Quarterly Volume When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Tropical Pest Management, 27 1: Planta Daninhav.