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

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Herbs, decumbent. Leaves 2-ranked; blade variegated, abaxially reddish purple, adaxially striped green and white, lanceolate-elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 3-9 x1.5-3 cm, base oblique, cuneate, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, consisting of pairs of sessile cymes enclosed in sheath of spathaceous bracts, pedunculate; spathaceous bracts foliaceous, reduced. Flowers subsessile; sepals basally connate, 4-5 mm,; petals pink, clawed, claws basally connate forming tube; stamens epipetalous; filaments bearded. Capsules 3-locular; locules 2-seeded. 

Flowering: September to February.

Distribution: Native to Tropical America; introduced as garden ornamental.

 

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Commelinales and Zingiberales Week: Commelinalceae, Tradescantia zebrina from Delhi: Commelinales and Zingiberales Week: Commelinalceae, Tradescantia zebrina Vollst. Handb. Bl.-gärtn. ed. 2, 4:655. 1849
syn: Tradescantia pendula (Schnizl.) D. R. Hunt 
       Zebrina pendula Schnizl.

Common name: Inchplant
Another ornamental perennial forming ground cover,  from Delhi 


Tradescantia zebrina Hort ex Bose, Vollst. Handb. Bl.- Gartm. 4: 655. 1849.
Zebrina pendula Schnizlein. ‘Wondering-Jew’
Herbs, decumbent. Leaves 2-ranked; blade variegated, abaxially reddish purple, adaxially striped green and white, lanceolate-elliptic to ovate-elliptic, 3-9 x1.5-3 cm, base oblique, cuneate, apex acute to acuminate. Inflorescence terminal, consisting of pairs of sessile cymes enclosed in sheath of spathaceous bracts, pedunculate; spathaceous bracts foliaceous, reduced. Flowers subsessile; sepals basally connate, 4-5 mm,; petals pink, clawed, claws basally connate forming tube; stamens epipetalous; filaments bearded. Capsules 3-locular; locules 2-seeded. 

Flowering: September to February.
Distribution: Native to Tropical America; introduced as garden ornamental.


A very common garden plant


 
efloraindia: 281011 BRS 91:

Pl. find the attached file contain photos for id. request.
Date/Time-Location- Some time in August, 2011 NBNP Garden, Anaikatti
Place, Altitude, GPS- Coimbatore (640 MSL)
Habitat- Garden
Plant Habit- Herb-


Yes Zebrina pendula


 

 

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Ornamental for ID – 200912 ANB-0001 – Mumbai:  I would like to know the identity of this ornamental plant from Mumbai. It doesn’t flower but the foliage is very attractive.


this should be Tradescantia zebrina


yes, Tradescantia zebrina.


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Tradescantia zebrina Bosse ?? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)
Location :  Thula Khet, Pokhara, Nepal 

Date : 10 August 2017
Altitude : 2800 ft. 


Yes to me also appear close to images at Tradescantia zebrina (Cultivated)

  

 
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