genus Commelina

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Noun1.genus Commelina - type genus of the Commelinaceae; large genus of herbs of branching or creeping habit: day flower; widow's tears
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Commelinaceae, family Commelinaceae, spiderwort family - large widely distributed family of chiefly perennial herbs or climbers: spiderworts
commelina - any plant of the genus Commelina
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The plants named dayflower belong to the Commelinaceae family, genus Commelina, composed of approximately 205 species (JOSEPH; NAMPY, 2012).