Tradescantia brevifolia

(Torrey) Rose
Contributions from the U. S. National Herbarium 3: 323. 1895.
Illustrated
Basionym: Tradescantia leiandra var. brevifolia Torrey in W. H. Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 225. 1859
Synonyms: Setcreasea brevifolia (Torrey) Schumann & Sydow
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, prostrate, coarsely rhizomatous. Stems unbranched or sparsely branched, to 30 cm. Leaves spirally arranged; blade green, not variegated, broadly ovate to elliptic or lanceolate-elliptic, to 8 × 3 cm (distal leaf blades wider or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), succulent, base symmetric, rounded to broadly cuneate, ± glaucous. Inflorescences terminal; bracts similar to leaves. Flowers subsessile; pedicels densely pilose; sepals distinct, glabrous; petals distinct, deep pink to reddish purple, obovate, clawed, claws basally connate forming tube; stamens epipetalous; filaments glabrous; ovary glabrous. Capsules obovoid to subglobose, 4 mm diam., glabrous. 2n = 18 (Mexico).


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall (Jun–Oct).
Habitat: Rocks or crevices, grassy slopes, or sheltered cliffs on north-facing slopes

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon).

Discussion

Setcreasea, in which Tradescantia brevifolia, T. buckleyi, T. pallida, and T. leiandra were formerly placed, is synonymous with Tradescantia (D. R. Hunt 1975).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

... more about "Tradescantia brevifolia"
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(Torrey) Rose +
Tradescantia leiandra var. brevifolia +
Tex. +, Mexico (Coahuila +  and Nuevo Leon). +
Rocks or crevices, grassy slopes, or sheltered cliffs on north-facing slopes +
Flowering summer–fall (Jun–Oct). +
Contributions from the U. S. National Herbarium +
Illustrated +
Setcreasea brevifolia +
Tradescantia brevifolia +
Tradescantia +
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