7. Commelinaceae.—Spiderwort family.
56. COMMELINA.—ASIATIC DAY FLOWER. From Com'melina com'munis. This plant has recently been brought to notice as one of medicinal value. It is claimed to have peculiar hemostatic and healing properties. An account of the plant and a report of a chemical examination of it is found in the "Am. Jour. of Pharm.," July, 1898, p. 321.