Tradescantia ozarkana

E. S. Anderson & Woodson
Contr. Arnold Arbor. 9: 56, plate 12, map 3. 1935.
IllustratedEndemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Stems not flexuous, 10–50 cm; internodes glabrous to pilose. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile; blade silvery or gray-green, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate or linear-oblong, 8–28 × 1–6 cm (distal leaf blades wider than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), base ± rounded to cuneate, apex acuminate, ± glaucous, usually glabrous. Inflorescences all or mostly terminal; bracts foliaceous. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels 2–3.2 cm, glandular-pilosulose; sepals 6–12 mm, sparsely to densely glandular-pilosulose; petals distinct, white or pale pink to pale lavender, broadly ovate, not clawed, 1.2–1.6 cm; stamens free. Capsules 6–8 mm. Seeds 3–4 mm. 2n = 12, 24.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Apr–May).
Habitat: Rich woods, mainly on rocky slopes and along cliffs, occasionally in bottomlands

Discussion

Tradescantia ozarkana is endemic to the Ozarks.

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

None.

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E. S. Anderson & Woodson +
Ark. +, Mo. +  and Okla. +
Rich woods, mainly on rocky slopes and along cliffs, occasionally in bottomlands +
Flowering spring (Apr–May). +
Contr. Arnold Arbor. +
Illustrated +  and Endemic +
Rhoeo +, Setcreasea +  and Zebrina +
Tradescantia ozarkana +
Tradescantia +
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