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Published In: Botanische Zeitung (Berlin) 7: 870. 1849. (14 Dec 1849) (Bot. Zeitung (Berlin)) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library
 

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Acceptance : Accepted
Project Data     (Last Modified On 6/3/2011)
General/Distribution: A small genus with c. 5 species, mostly native of C. America, widely cultivated as ornamentals in warmer regions; represented here by 1, cultivated species.
Comment/Acknowledgements: Differs from Tradescantia Linn., by petals united and tubular below, flowers few, sessile within 2 conduplicate, unequal bracts.

 

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Perennial, rarely annual herbs, decumbent to suberect, brittle, usually with variegated, striped leaves, greenish. Inflorescence short, included within a pair of unequal, folded, leafy bracts. Sepals 2-3-lobed, tubular. Corolla tubular below, lobes free, ovate. Stamens 6, fertile, epipetalous. Ovary 3-loculed with 1-2 ovules in each locale.
 
 
 
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