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Zebrina pendula Schnizl. in Bot. Zeit. 7: 870. 1849. Clarke in DC., l.c.; Bruck. in Engl. & Prantl, l.c.; Cooke, Fl. Bombay Pres. (rep. ed.) 3: 306.1958; Brenan in Hutch. & Da1z., l.c. 23.

Zebrina pendula

Credit: Azmat

  • Tradescantia zebrina Hort. ex. Loud.

    Prostrate herb. Leaves narrowly ovate, elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-7 cm long, 2-4 cm broad, sheathing at base, greenish with variegated, 2-4 stripes above, reddish-purple beneath. Inflorescence a stalked head of 2-3, terminal flowers subtended by 2, unequal, folded, leafy bracts. Flowers pinkish; corolla lobes ovate, obtuse, c. 1 cm long, joined below into a conspicuous, pale or whitish tube, longer than the lobes. Ovary glabrous with filiform style.

    Fl.Per.: Almost round the year.

    Type: Described From Mexico.

    Distribution: A native of C. and S. America, widely cultivated as an ornamental.


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