Taxon: Tradescantia fluminensis Vell.

Genus: Tradescantia
Family: Commelinaceae
  Subfamily: Commelinoideae
      Tribe: Tradescantieae
        Subtribe: Tradescantiinae
Nomen number: 36807
Place of publication: Fl. flumin. 140. 1829 ("1825"); icon. 3:152. 1831 ("1827")
Name Verified on: 26-Jan-2009 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 26-Jan-2009
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil - Minas Gerais, - Parana, - Rio Grande do Sul, - Santa Catarina, - Sao Paulo
    • Southern South America: Argentina - Cordoba, - Buenos Aires, - Chaco, - Corrientes, - Entre Rios, - Formosa, - Jujuy, - Misiones, - Salta, - Santa Fe, - Tucuman; Paraguay - Alto Parana, - Central, - Cordillera, - Paraguari; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Azores, - Madeira Islands; Spain - Canary Islands
    • Northern Africa: Morocco
    • Southern Africa: South Africa - KwaZulu-Natal, - Mpumalanga; Swaziland
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia - Tasmania, - Victoria
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Southwestern Europe: France - Corsica; Portugal; Spain
  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Alabama, - Florida, - Louisiana
    • Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - California

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


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