3. A NEW RECORD FOR PATAN DISTRICT - COMMELINA SUFFRUTICOSA BLUME. by B.V. PANCHAL, N.N. PATEL, N.J. PATEL, R.P. PATEL, H.H. PATEL AND J.N. PATEL
The paper deal with native species of Angiosperm belonging to Commelinaceae family is reported as an addition to the flora of Patan district. The paper also envisages ephemeral citation, detailed description of flowering and fruiting time notes along with photographs is also provided.
Commelina is a genus of approximately 170 species (efloraofindia). Commonly called dayflowers due to the short lives of their flowers. They are less often known as widow's tears. It is by far the largest genus of its family Commelinaceae.
The Patan is historical place. It has so many historical importance. It is situated in the northern Gujarat region of Gujarat state. Earlier recorded 396 angiosperm plant species from Patan district (N.K. Patel and A.J. Parmar, 2011). A survey has been conducted in all areas of Patan district to collect the information about angiospermic plants. During the study, we located and identified new species of commelina suffruticosa from the HNGU campus, Patan.