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Callisia gentlei var. elegans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Tradescantieae
Subtribe: Tradescantiinae
Genus: Callisia

Callisia is a genus of flowering plants in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as Roselings.[3] It is native to the Western Hemisphere from the southern United States to Argentina.[2][4][5][6] The generic name is derived from the Greek word καλλον (kallos), meaning "beauty."[7]

Some of the Callisia family may cause allergic reactions in pets (especially cats and dogs), characterised by red, itchy skin. Notable culprits are C. fragrans (Inch Plant) and C. repens (Turtle Vine).

  1. Callisia ciliata Kunth - Panama, Colombia
  2. Callisia cordifolia (Sw.) E.S.Anderson & Woodson – Florida Roseling - Central America, tropical Mexico, Cuba, Jamaica, Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Florida, Georgia
  3. Callisia filiformis (M.Martens & Galeotti) D.R.Hunt - central + southern Mexico, Central America, Lesser Antilles, Venezuela, northeastern Brazil
  4. Callisia fragrans (Lindl.) Woodson - Mexico; naturalized in Florida, Louisiana, Hawaii, West Indies, Morocco, Taiwan, Norfolk Island in Australia
  5. Callisia gentlei Matuda - southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras
  6. Callisia graminea (Small) G.Tucker – Grassleaf Roseling - southeastern United States from Florida to Virginia
  7. Callisia hintoniorum B.L.Turner - Nuevo León
  8. Callisia insignis C.B.Clarke - Mexico; naturalized in Venezuela
  9. Callisia laui (D.R.Hunt) D.R.Hunt - Guerrero, Oaxaca
  10. Callisia micrantha (Torr.) D.R.Hunt – Littleflower Roseling - Texas, Tamaulipas
  11. Callisia monandra (Sw.) J.A.Schultes & J.H.Schultes – Cojite Morado - widespread from northern Mexico + West Indies to Argentina
  12. Callisia multiflora (M.Martens & Galeotti) Standl. - central + southern Mexico, Central America
  13. Callisia navicularis (Ortgies) D.R.Hunt - Nuevo León, Veracruz, Tamaulipas, Puebla, San Luis Potosí
  14. Callisia ornata (Small) G.Tucker – Florida Scrub Roseling - Georgia, Florida
  15. Callisia repens (Jacq.) L. – Creeping Inchplant - scattered locales in southern United States (Riverside County in California, Texas, Louisiana, Florida); widespread from Mexico + West Indies south to Argentina
  16. Callisia rosea (Vent.) D.R.Hunt – Piedmont Roseling - southeastern United States from Alabama to Maryland
  17. Callisia soconuscensis Matuda - Guatemala, southern Mexico
  18. Callisia tehuantepecana Matuda - Oaxaca
  19. Callisia warszewicziana (Kunth & C.D.Bouché) D.R.Hunt - Veracruz, Chiapas, Guatemala

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  1. ^ a b "Genus: Callisia Loefl.". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2004-08-10. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  2. ^ a b c Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  3. ^ a b "Callisia". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2011-01-18. 
  4. ^ Biota of North America Program 2013 county distribution maps
  5. ^ Davidse, G., M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater. 1994. Alismataceae a Cyperaceae. 6: i–xvi, 1–543. In G. Davidse, M. Sousa Sánchez & A.O. Chater (eds.) Fl. Mesoamer.. Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México, D. F.
  6. ^ Forzza, R. C. 2010. Lista de espécies Flora do Brasil "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-09-06. Retrieved 2015-08-20. . Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro
  7. ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3. 
  8. ^ a b "GRIN Species Records of Callisia". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2011-01-19. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Callisia at Wikimedia Commons Data related to Callisia at Wikispecies