Commelinales and Zingiberales Week: Commelinaceae, Tradescantia fluminensis from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 6, 2011, 9:42:11 PM2/6/11
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Commelinales and Zingiberales Week: Commelinaceae, Tradescantia fluminensis Vell. Fl. Flumin. 3: 140, t. 152 1829.

Ornamental perennial herb with white flowers, photographed from Kashmir, often grown in beds or flower pots. Has cultivars with green leaves as variegated leaves.

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tanay bose

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Feb 6, 2011, 10:16:04 PM2/6/11
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Sir Ji is both the photos from the same plant?
I was wondering about the leaf variation
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Gurcharan Singh

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Feb 6, 2011, 11:15:30 PM2/6/11
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Yes Tanay, perhaps an example of somatic inheritance. Similar case is also met in the variegated cultivars of Hibiscus rosasinensis, where you may buy a wholly variegated cultivar and if are not careful in removing odd green (leaved) branches, the whole buch may soon become green without any variegated  leaves.


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SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
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Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
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tanay bose

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Feb 7, 2011, 12:01:42 AM2/7/11
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Thanks Sir Ji !!
Tanay

Rashida Atthar

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Feb 7, 2011, 12:08:37 AM2/7/11
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Nice pictures and discussion, thanks to Sir, and Tanay.
 
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Rashida

Marco Octávio Pellegrini

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Jan 11, 2016, 12:51:26 AM1/11/16
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Dear Dr. Singh,

do you have any more pictures of this plant? For a proper identification I would need to see the indumentum of the sepals, a side-view of the inflorescence and detail of the indumentum of the leaves.

Best regards,
Marco Pellegrini

JM Garg

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Jan 11, 2016, 12:54:21 AM1/11/16
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Tradescantia-fluminensis-a.jpg
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J.M. Garg

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Jan 18, 2016, 2:23:05 AM1/18/16
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Forwarding again for Id confirmation or otherwise  please.

Some earlier relevant  feedback:

Dear Dr. Singh,
do you have any more pictures of this plant? For a proper identification I would need to see the indumentum of the sepals, a side-view of the inflorescence and detail of the indumentum of the leaves.
Best regards,
Marco Pellegrini
                                         


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Marco Octávio Pellegrini

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Jan 19, 2016, 2:35:50 PM1/19/16
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Dear Mr. Garg,

The sepal indumentum is not very clear, but I believe that the first plant is indeed T. fluminensis. The second one would require more photos of the sepals, inflorescence and habit.

Best regards,
Marco Pellegrini

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