Commelinales and Zingiberales Week: Commelinalceae, Tradescantia zebrina from Delhi

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Gurcharan Singh

Feb 6, 2011, 11:10:40 PM2/6/11
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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

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089


Mayur Nandikar

Feb 6, 2011, 11:51:48 PM2/6/11
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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.
Mr. Mayur D. Nandikar,
Research Student,
Department of Botany,
Shivaji University,

tanay bose

Feb 7, 2011, 12:02:19 AM2/7/11
to Mayur Nandikar, Gurcharan Singh, efloraofindia
Thanks A very common garden plant
Tanay Bose
Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant.
Department of Botany.
University of British Columbia .
3529-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
Phone: 778-323-4036 (Mobile)
           604-822-2019 (Lab)
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