Tradescantia fluminensis Vell.
  • Vell., Fl. Flumin. 3: 140, t. 152 (1829)


This taxon is accepted by WCS higher taxonomy

General Description

Stems procumbent or decumbent, rooting at the nodes. Leaves 3-6 cm, broadly ovate, acute, rather fleshy, usually purplish beneath, glabrous except for some cilia at the mouth of the sheath. Cymes few-flowered; pedicels 1-2 cm, slender. Sepals up to 9 mm, lanceolate, glabrous except for pubescent midrib. Petals up to 12 mm, narrowly ovate, white or pale lilac.

Distribution

Naturalized in shady places in S.W. Europe.

Distribution Map

 
  • Native distribution
  • Introduced distribution
Found in
  • Southern America Brazil Brazil South
  • Brazil Southeast
  • Southern South America Argentina Northeast
  • Argentina Northwest
  • Paraguay
  • Uruguay
  • Western South America Bolivia
Introduced into
  • Africa Macaronesia Azores
  • Canary Is.
  • Madeira
  • Middle Atlantic Ocean St.Helena
  • Northern Africa Morocco
  • Southern Africa KwaZulu-Natal
  • Northern Provinces
  • Swaziland
  • Antarctic Subantarctic Islands Tristan da Cunha
  • Asia-Temperate Caucasus Transcaucasus
  • Eastern Asia Taiwan
  • Australasia Australia New South Wales
  • Norfolk Is.
  • Queensland
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Europe Southeastern Europe Italy
  • Southwestern Europe Corse
  • Portugal
  • Spain
  • Northern America Southeastern U.S.A. Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Southwestern U.S.A. California
  • Southern America Western South America Galápagos

  Bibliography

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  • 4 Rosati, L. & al. (2012). Un aggiornamento alla flora del Cilento e della Campania. Informatore Botanico Italiano 44: 111-119.
  • 5 Castroviejo, S. & al. (eds.) (2010). Flora Iberica 17: 1-298. Real Jardín Botánico, CSIC, Madrid.
  • 6 Dobignard, D. & Chatelain, C. (2010). Index synonymique de la flore d'Afrique du nord 1: 1-455. Éditions des conservatoire et jardin botaniques, Genève.
  • 7 Gremmen, N. & Halbertsma, R.L. (2009). Alien plants and their impact on Tristan da Cunha 2: 1-307. Overseas Territories Environment Programme (OTEP).
  • 8 Takhtajan, A.L. (ed.) (2006). Conspectus Florae Caucasi 2: 1-466. Editio Universitatis Petropolitanae.
  • 9 Walderley, M.G.L., Shepherd, G.J., Melhem, T.S. & Giulietti, A.M. (eds.) (2005). Flora Fanerogâmica do Estado de São Paulo 4: 1-392. Instituto de Botânica, São Paulo.
  • 10 Govaerts, R. (2004). World Checklist of Monocotyledons Database in ACCESS: 1-54382. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • 11 Orchard, A.E. (ed.) (1994). Oceanic Islands 1. Flora of Australia 49: 1-681. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra.
  • 12Burges, N.A. Tradescantia L. Flora Europaea 5, 116 (1980).

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WCS higher taxonomy
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