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Common name

English: Smallleaf Spiderwort

German: Fluss-Dreimasterblume, Weißblütiges Gottesauge

Portuguese: Erva-Da-Fortuna

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2597)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2496)

    Class: Liliopsida (387)

      Order: Commelinales (21)

        Family: Commelinaceae (21)(family description)

          Genus: Tradescantia (4)

            Epithet: fluminensis Vell. (1)

Synonyms: Tradescantia albiflora Kunth, Tradescantia decora W.Bull., Tradescantia laekenensis L.H.Bailey & E.Z.Bailey, Tradescantia mundula Kunth, Tradescantia tenella Kunth

albiflora => white-flowered

decora => graceful

fluminensis => from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil

laekenensis => from Laken, Belgium

mundula => trim, neat

tenella => delicate, tender

Characteristics

Climate: sub-tropical

Habitat: hydrophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: white

External links

Check for Tradescantia fluminensis at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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