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


Notes: Distribution: Brazil to N. Argentina

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.

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.

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
  • 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

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