Tradescantia fluminensis Vell. (Cultivated) (Images by Gurcharan Singh, Aarti S. Khale, Anil Kumar Thakur & Ushaprabha Page (Inserted by Bhagyashri Ranade & J.M.Garg))


Tradescantia pallida (Rose) D.R.Hunt (Cultivated) (Images by Gurcharan Singh & (Surajit Koley – Id by Pankaj Kumar), (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))



(Images by Bhagyashri Ranade)

Tradescantia virginiana L. (Cultivated) (Images by Nalini – validation by Tanay Bose, (For more photos & complete details, click on the links))



Tradescantia zanonia (L.) Sw. (Cultivated- Poland) (Images by Promila Chaturvedi – Id by Varun Sharma)


Tradescantia zebrina Bosse (Cultivated) (Images by (Arundhati Boyce – Id by Nidhan Singh) & (B. Rathinasabapathy– Id by Bala Subramaniam)) 



Botanical name Synonyms Family Common name
Tradescantia fluminensis Tradescantia albiflora Commelinaceae White Spiderwort
Tradescantia pallida Commelinaceae Purple Heart
Tradescantia sillamontana Commelinaceae Cobweb Spiderwort
Tradescantia spathacea Rhoeo spathacea Commelinaceae Moses in the Cradle
Tradescantia virginiana Tradescantia congesta, Tradescantia speciosa, Ephemerum congestum Commelinaceae Virginia Spiderwort

Floriculture in India By Gurcharan Singh Randhawa, Amitabha Mukhopadhyay (1986- p.272- Brief details-
Tradescantia blossfeldiana Mildbr. is a synonym of Tradescantia cerinthoides Kunth,
Tradescantia albiflora Kunth is a synonym of Tradescantia fluminensis,
Tradescantia fuscata a synonym of Siderasis fuscata (Lodd.) H.E.Moore,
Tradescantia navicularis Ortgiesis a synonym of Callisia navicularis (Ortgies) D.R.Hunt,
Tradescantia sillamontana,
Zebrina pendula Schnizl. is a synonym of Tradescantia zebrina)



Tradescantia : 1 post by 1 author.

I have updated efi page on Tradescantia

Attempts have been made to incorporate most of the species available in India & nearby areas with details & keys directly or through links as far as possible.

Efloraofindia species’ page links are at the bottom of the page.

Any comments are welcome.



Pl. go through Tradescantia (‎‎Commelinaceae) page with images of species (mainly done by …) in efloraofindia.

If you find any mis-identification, pl. let us know. If anybody can send images of other species of this genera (for incorporation in the website), if any, it will be really nice.
Also, if anybody is interested to take up the activity of inserting images on efloraofindia pages from efloraofindia posts, pl. let us know.


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