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Taxon: Tradescantia spathacea Sw.

Genus: Tradescantia
Family: Commelinaceae subfamily: Commelinoideae tribe: Tradescantieae subtribe: Tradescantiinae.
Nomen number: 317804
Place of publication: Prodr. 57. 1788
Name verified on: 19-Nov-1992 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 23-Aug-1994
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Common names:

  • boat-lily   (Source: Kew Bull 41:401.1986) – English
  • Moses-in-the-cradle   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • oysterplant   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • purpurblättrige Dreimasterblume   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • blomstervagga   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Tabasco, Yucatan
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Martinique; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines
    Mesoamerica: Belize; Guatemala

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • AFRICA
    Western Indian Ocean: Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    China: China [s.e.]
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Malesia: Philippines
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Louisiana
  • PACIFIC
    North-Central Pacific: United States - Hawaii
    Northwestern Pacific: Micronesia
    Southwestern Pacific: Fiji
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Bahamas; Cuba; Jamaica; Puerto Rico
    Mesoamerica: Honduras; Nicaragua
    Western South America: Ecuador; Peru

      Cultivated:
  • widely cultivated

References:

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Synonyms:


Check other web resources for Tradescantia spathacea Sw.:


Check other web resources for images:

  • PlantSystematics.org
  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: http://www.ars-grin.gov/cgi-bin/npgs/html/taxon.pl?317804 (27 November 2014)

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