African Plant Database

Tradescantia zebrina Heynh. ex Bosse
Protologue : Vollst. Handb. Bl.-gartn., ed. 2 4: 655 (1849)
Notes : [native from Am. C., widespread.]
Information on the genus : Tradescantia
Status for NA : accepted (cultivated)
Status for TA : accepted (cultivated)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Commelina zebrina C.B. Clarke (1881)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Zebrina pendula Schnizl. (1849)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Rhizomatous herb with creeping stems rooting at nodes below, ascending above, glabrous;
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Ecology : Indigenous to Mexico, C. America; widely escaped and naturalised in tropical-subtropical countries.
  Reported from Cape Verde Isl., S. Tomé, Príncipe, W Africa-Zaire-Gabon-Kenya-Ethiopia; Angola; cultivated and/or naturalised.

Bibliography other :
  • Encycl. Pl. (new ed.) : 1340 (1855).

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • Checklist Flow. Pl. Sub-Saharan Africa : 726 (2006).

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • List Fungi, Fl. Fau. Madeira Selv. Arch. : 203 (2008).

Bibliography other :
  • Kew Bull. 63(4): 680 (2008)
  • Verloove, F. & J.A. Reyes-Betancourt (2011). Additions to the flora of Tenerife (Canary islands, Spain). Collect. Bot. (Barcelona) 30: 75
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Record n°11571 modified 2012-07-02
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