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Taxon: Callisia repens (Jacq.) L.

Genus: Callisia
Family: Commelinaceae subfamily: Commelinoideae tribe: Tradescantieae subtribe: Tradescantiinae.
Nomen number: 404328
Place of publication: Sp. pl. ed. 2, 1:62. 1762
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 21-Mar-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-Mar-2007
No species priority site assigned.

NO ACCESSIONS IN NPGS UNDER THIS NAME.

Economic importance:

  • Environmental: erosion control   (fide V. C. Baligar, pers. comm.)
  • Environmental: ornamental   (fide Dict Gard)
  • Environmental: soil improver   (fide V. C. Baligar, pers. comm.)
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Distributional range:

      Native:
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Tamaulipas
    Southern Mexico: Mexico - Chiapas, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Morelos, Puebla, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Caribbean: Antigua and Barbuda; Barbados; Cayman Islands; Cuba; Dominica; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; Netherlands Antilles; Puerto Rico; St. Kitts and Nevis; St. Lucia; St. Vincent and Grenadines; Virgin Islands (British) - Tortola; Virgin Islands (U.S.)
    Mesoamerica: Costa Rica; El Salvador; Honduras; Nicaragua; Panama
    Northern South America: French Guiana; Venezuela
    Western South America: Colombia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
  • NORTHERN AMERICA
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida, Louisiana
    South-Central U.S.A.: United States - Texas

      Cultivated:
  • also cultivated

References:

  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. & M. T. Strong. 2005. Monocotyledons and gymnosperms of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 52:156–157.
  • Acevedo-Rodríguez, P. et al. 1996. Flora of St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands. Mem. New York Bot. Gard. 78:1-581.
  • Baligar, V. C. 1996. pers. comm. [re. erosion control and soil improver].
  • Boggan, J. et al. 1997. Checklist of the plants of the Guianas, ed. 2. [lists as C. repens L.].
  • Brako, L. & J. L. Zarucchi. 1993. Catalogue of the flowering plants and gymnosperms of Peru. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 45.
  • Davidse, G. et al., eds. 1994. Flora mesoamericana.
  • Encke, F. et al. 1984. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Howard, R. 1974–1989. Flora of the lesser Antilles.
  • Huxley, A., ed. 1992. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening.
  • Jørgensen, P. M. & S. León-Yánez, eds. 1999. Catalogue of the vascular plants of Ecuador. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 75.
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium. 1976. Hortus third.
  • McVaugh, R. 1983–. Flora Novo-Galiciana.
  • Steyermark, J. A. et al., eds. 1995–. Flora of the Venezuelan Guayana. [lists as C. repens L.].
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Synonyms:


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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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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?404328 (24 April 2014)

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