Tradescantia subaspera

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Tradescantia subaspera


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: Tradescantiinae
Genus: Tradescantia
Sectio: T. sect. Tradescantia
Series: T. ser. Tradescantia
Species: Tradescantia subaspera
Varieties: T. s. var. montana – T. s. var. subaspera


Tradescantia subaspera Ker Gawl., Bot. Mag. 38: t. 1597 (1813).


  • Homotypic
    • Tradescantia axillaris f. subaspera (Ker Gawl.) Raf., New Fl. 2: 87 (1837).
    • Tradescantia subaspera var. typica E.S.Anderson & Woodson, Contr. Arnold Arbor. 9: 49 (1935), not validly publ.


Native distribution areas:
  • Continental: Northern America
    • Regional:Eastern USA
      • Alabama; Arkansas; District of Columbia; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Louisiana; Mississippi; Missouri; New York; North Carolina; Ohio; Pennsylvania; South Carolina; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia

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


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Vernacular names[edit]

English: zigzag spiderwort
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