Tinantia erecta Schltdl.

Common name

English: Widow's Tears

German: Aufrechte Witwenträne

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2505)

  Phylum: Magnoliophyta (2404)

    Class: Liliopsida (370)

      Order: Commelinales (18)

        Family: Commelinaceae (18) (family description)

          Genus: Tinantia (1)

           Epithet: erecta Schltdl. (8)

Synonyms: Commelina rosea Schltdl., Ephemerum racemosum Moench, Pogomesia erecta (Jacq.) Standl., Pogomesia undata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Raf., Tinantia fugax Scheidw., Tinantia modesta Brandegee, Tinantia undata (Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.) Schltdl., Tradescantia bifida Roth, Tradescantia commelina Neuenh., Tradescantia erecta Jacq., Tradescantia latifolia Ruiz & Pav., Tradescantia malabarica Herb. ex Schult. & Schult.f., Tradescantia recta Raeusch., Tradescantia undata Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd., Tradescantia undulata Vahl

bifida => divided, split into two parts

erecta => upright, perpendicular

fugax => swift

latifolia => with broad leaves

malabarica => of or from the Malabar Coast, southern India

modesta => most restrained, modest or unassuming

racemosum => having racemose inflorescences

recta => straight, upright, erect

rosea => rose or pale red-pink coloured

undata => not flat, billowy, undulate, waved

undulata => wavy, with wavy margin

Characteristics

Climate: tropical

Habit: herb

Flower colour: violet

External links

Check for Tinantia erecta at The Plant List, GBIF or IPNI

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