Tinantia anomala

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Tinantia anomala


Taxonavigation: Commelinales 
Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Commelinales

Familia: Commelinaceae
Subfamilia: Commelinoideae
Tribus: Tradescantieae
Subtribus: Thyrsantheminae
Genus: Tinantia
Species: Tinantia anomala



Tinantia anomala (Torr.) C.B.Clarke in A.L.P.P.de Candolle & A.C.P.de Candolle, Monogr. Phan. 3: 287 (1881).


  • Basionym
    • Tradescantia anomala Torr. in W.H.Emory, Rep. U.S. Mex. Bound. 2(1): 225 (1858).
  • Homotypic
    • Commelinantia anomala (Torr.) Tharp, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club 49: 273 (1922).
    • Commelina anomala (Torr.) Woodson, Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 29: 149 (1942).
  • Heterotypic
    • Tradescantia texensis M.E.Jones, Contr. U.S. Natl. Herb. 18: 22 (1933).


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional:Mexico
      • Mexico Northeast
    • Regional:Southern Central USA
      • Texas

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition



Primary references


Vernacular names

English: widowstears
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