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Genus TRADESCANTIA L.
PlaceOfPublication Sp. P1. 411. 1753.
Synonym Ephemerum Tourn. ex Moench. Meth. 237. 1794. Etbeosanthes Raf. Neogenyt. 3. 1825. Aplopleia Raf. Fl. Tellur. 2:16. 1836 [1837]. Gibasis Raf. loc. cit. 1837. Phyodina Raf. loc. cit. 1837. Tropitia Raf. loc. cit. 3:68. 1837. Heteracbtbia Kunze, Bot. Zeit. 8:1. 1850. Mandonia Hassk. Flora 54:260. 1850, non Wedd. Skofitzia Hassk. & Kanitz. Oester. Bot. Zeitschr. 22:147. 1872.
Description Small, essentially prostrate subsucculent herbs (in Panama), the stem creeping and ascending at the tips, rooting at the nodes. Leaves alternate, sheathing at the base. Inflorescences subterminal, also lateral at the upper nodes, short- or long- pedunculate, bearing an umbelliform cluster of few to several flowers subtended by 2 conspicuous foliaceous bracts. Sepals 3, free and essentially equal. Petals 3, free and essentially equal. Stamens 6, all fertile and equal. Pistil 3-celled.
 
 
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