Tradescantia crassula

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Tradescantia crassula
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Monocots
(unranked): Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Subfamily: Commelinoideae
Tribe: Tradescantieae
Subtribe: Tradescantiinae
Genus: Tradescantia
Species: T. crassula
Binomial name
Tradescantia crassula
Link & Otto

Tradescantia crassula, common names succulent spiderwort[1] and white-flowered tradescantia,[2] is a species of plants in the Commelinaceae.[3] It is native to southeastern Brazil, Uruguay, and the Misiones Province of Argentina,[4] and has been introduced to Florida.[5] It flowers in May in Florida, and can be found under Oak Trees.

The plants stem is three feet long, usually green, but sometimes purple in color. Its leaves are four to nine inches long. When first described in 1828, the native range of the plant was unknown.[2]


  1. ^ "Tradescantia crassula". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 14 December 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Curtis, William; Curtis, Samuel; Hooker, Joseph-Dalton; Hooker, William Jackson; Sims, John (1829-01-01). The Botanical Magazine: Or, Flower Garden Displayed Etc. Couchman. p. 2935. 
  3. ^ Germplasm Resources Information Network
  4. ^ Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Famlies
  5. ^ Committee, Flora of North America Editorial (2000-03-23). Flora of North America: North of Mexico Volume 22: Magnoliophyta: Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae(in Part), and Zingiberidae. Oxford University Press, USA. p. 186. ISBN 9780195137293.