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Tradescantia spathacea Sw.
Prodr. [O. P. Swartz] 57. 1788 [20 Jun-29 Jul 1788]


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Accepted name in llifle Database:
Tradescantia spathacea Sw.
Prodr. [O. P. Swartz] 57. 1788 [20 Jun-29 Jul 1788]
Synonymy: 12 Cultivars (1):

Common Names include:
ENGLISH: Rheo, Moses in the Cradle, Boat Lily, Oesterplant, Moses in the Bullrushes, Ladies in a Boat, Moses-in-the-cradle, Moses-in-the-bulrushes, Oysterplant, Boatlily, Men-in-a-boat, Boat-Lily, Boat Plant, Man-In-A-Boat, Moses-In-A-Boat, Moses-In-A-Raft, Oyster Plant, Purple-Leaf Spiderwort, Oyster Lily, Moses in a Boat, Moses-In-A- Basket
GERMAN (Deutsch): Purpurblättrige Dreimasterblume
HAITIAN CREOLE (Kreyòl ayisyen): Bouis di Mas
KAPAMPAGAN (Kapampangan): Aksibal a mabie
MALAY (بهاس ملاي /Bahasa Melayu ): Pokok Kerang Nenas
PORTUGUESE (Português): Trapoeraba-açu (Brazil), Urit de Pobre (Brazil), Cordoba (Brazil), Moisés-no-berço, Espada de Iansã, Abacaxi-roxo, Trappo-eraba Acta (Brazil)
RUSSIAN (Русский): Традесканция разноцветная
SPANISH (Español): Almeja (Cuba), Sangria, Flor de Piña (Peru), Seroncito (Cuba), Zapatillo (Cuba), Cordoban (Cuba), Barquito (Cuba), Amor y Celos (Cuba), Zapaton del Obispo (Cuba), Sanguinaria

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Tradescantia spathacea group

  • Tradescantia spathacea Sw.: has rather succulent rosettes of waxy lance-shaped leaves metallic green above, with glossy purple underneath. Distribution: Southern Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and naturalized elsewhere in the tropics.
  • Tradescantia spathacea cv. Unknown: has distinguishing and very showy leaves which are banded with dark purple transversal zones in the upper face.

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