All Floras      Advanced Search
Page 3 Login | eFloras Home | Help
Pakistan | Family List | Commelinaceae

Setcreasea K. Schum. & Sydow in just. Bot. Jahresb. 27(1): 452. 1901. Bruck. in Engl. & Prantl, Pflanzenfam. ed.2. 15a: 168. 1930; Faruqi, Celarier & Mehra in Rhodora 64: 68.1962.

Setcreasea purpurea

Credit: Azmat

  • Neotreleasea Rose
  • Treleasea Rose

    Differs from Zebrina Schnizl. by its unstriped leaves, corolla connate at the base, without a conspicuous tube.

    A small genus of c. 8 species, natives of C. America and Southern U.S., widely cultivated as ornamentals in warmer climates; represented here by 3 or 4 species cultivated in our gardens. Most of the species are self-fertile and interspecific hybrids are produced easily (Faruqi et al, l.c.). Vegetative propagation takes place easily and abundantly. Pigment variation in leaves and increase in the density of hairs have also been noticed by placing the plants in a room avoiding direct sunlight.

    1 Ovary pubescent. Anther connectives narrow and thick   Setcreasea brevifolia
    + Ovary glabrous. Anther connectives broad and membranous   (2)
    2 (1) Leaves reddish-purple, elliptic-lanceolate. Flowers deeply pink   Setcreasea purpurea
    + Leaves greenish, lanceolate or oblong-elliptic. Flowers pinkish   Setcreasea pallida

    Lower Taxa

    Related Synonym(s):


  •  |  eFlora Home |  People Search  |  Help  |  ActKey  |  Hu Cards  |  Glossary  |