Taxon: Tradescantia crassula Link & Otto

Genus: Tradescantia
Family: Commelinaceae
  Subfamily: Commelinoideae
      Tribe: Tradescantieae
        Subtribe: Tradescantiinae
Nomen number: 405140
Place of publication: Icon. pl. rar. 1:13, t. 7. 1840
Name Verified on: 24-Apr-1996 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 24-Apr-1996
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Eur Gard F)

Distributional Range:


  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Uruguay

  • Naturalized:

  • Northern America

    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Florida

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman & M. Hjertson Våra kulturväxters namn - ursprung och användning. Formas, Stockholm (Handbook on Swedish cultivated and utility plants, their names and origin). 2009 (Vara kulturvaxt namn)
  • Encke, F. et al. Zander: Handwörterbuch der Pflanzennamen, 13. Auflage. 1984 (Zander ed13)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Walters, S. M. et al., eds. European garden flora. 1986- (Eur Gard F)
  • Zuloaga, F. O. & O. Morrone, eds. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares de la República Argentina. I. Pteridophyta, Gymnospermae y Angiospermae (Monocotyledonae), II. Dicotyledonae. Monogr. Syst. Bot. Missouri Bot. Gard. 60, 74. 1996, 1999 (L Argent)

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