911.000 Tradescantia L.

RHOEO Hance

SETCREASEA K. Schum. & Sidow

ZEBRINA Schnizl.

Description of the genus

Herbs, some erect, others prostrate and mat-forming. Inflorescences mostly terminal, composed of fused pairs of cymes, subtended by paired boat-shaped bracts. Flowers bisexual, radially symmetric. Sepals 3. Petals 3, usually free, sometimes united, blue-violet, mauve, pink or white. Stamens 6, all fertile and ± similar. Ovary 3-locular with (1-)2 ovules in each loculus. Fruit a dehiscent capsule.

Derivation of name: Named after John Tradescant, gardener to Charles I, who died c.1638

Worldwide: 70 species in America

Mozambique: 1 cultivated taxon.

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pallida (Rose) HuntDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Tradescantia:

Our websites:

Flora of Mozambique: Tradescantia
Flora of Zimbabwe: Tradescantia
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Tradescantia

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Tradescantia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Tradescantia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Tradescantia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Tradescantia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Tradescantia
Kew Monocotyledon checklist: Tradescantia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated plants: genus page: Tradescantia.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1729, retrieved 21 April 2019

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