African Plant Database

Tradescantia spathacea Sw.
Notes : [Central America]
Information on the genus : Tradescantia
Status for TA : accepted (introduced)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Tradescantia discolor L'Hér.
=Rhoeo discolor (L'Hér.) Hance (1852)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Succulent herb with a ± woody rootstock; stems unbranched, stout, erect, glabrous, to 15 cm tall
Ecology : Reported from Eritrea (sea level), W & E Zaire. Native of C. America, West Indies.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména
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Record n°75821 modified 2016-06-16
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