Tinantia anomala

(Torrey) C. B. Clarke in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle
in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle,Monographiae Phanerogamarum 3: 287. 1881.
Common names: False dayflower widow's-tears
Illustrated
Basionym: Tradescantia anomala Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 225. 1859
Synonyms: Commelinantia anomala (Torrey) Tharp
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, annual, cespitose, to 80 cm. Leaves dimorphic, glaucous; basal leaves tapered into long petiole, linear-spatulate; distal cauline leaves sessile, broadly to narrowly lanceolate, 6–20 cm, base commonly cordate-clasping, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescences terminal, cymes solitary; bracteoles 3–5 mm. Flowers 2–2.5 cm wide; sepals boat-shaped, 9–12 mm, glabrous; proximal petal white, rhombic, 3–4 mm; distal petals blue to lavender, obovate, 15–18 mm; proximal lateral stamens with purple hairs; distal stamens bearded with yellow-tipped hairs; ovules 2 per locule. Capsules oblong, 6–8 mm. Seeds gray-brown. 2n = 26.


Phenology: Flowering spring–early summer.
Habitat: Limestone talus slopes, granitic slopes, edges of woods and ravines, prefers some shade

Discussion

Only one record of Tinantia anomala is known from Durango.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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Robert B. Faden +
(Torrey) C. B. Clarke in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle +
Tradescantia anomala +
False dayflower +  and widow's-tears +
Tex. +  and Mexico (Durango). +
Limestone talus slopes, granitic slopes, edges of woods and ravines, prefers some shade +
Flowering spring–early summer. +
in A. L. P. de Candolle and C. de Candolle,Monographiae Phanerogamarum +
Illustrated +
Commelinantia anomala +
Tinantia anomala +
Tinantia +
species +