Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Commelina graminifolia Sessé & Moc. var. stricta (Desf.) C.B.Clarke

‘Apparently very similar to C. tuberosa and C. coelestis, but perhaps distinguishable from the former in habit and in the narrower obovate-oblong sepals, and from the latter, more obviously, by the narrow, and elongate leaves.’  [J. F. Macbride - Flora of Peru part 1, no.3, p.604/1936].  

Horticultural & Botanical History

No data.  Refer also to Catalogus Plantarum Horti Regii Parisiensis.  Desf.  Paris. 

History at Camden Park

The only reference to this plant is a handwritten note in an 1850 catalogue held in the Mitchell Library, but it was most almost certainly grown in the gardens.  [MP A2947A].


Published Feb 01, 2009 - 03:01 PM | Last updated Oct 20, 2011 - 04:58 PM

Family Commelinaceae
Region of origin

Mexico and southern USA

  • Commelina stricta Desf.


Common Name
Name in the Camden Park Record

Commelina stricta 


Confidence level high