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Pakistan | Family List | Commelinaceae | Setcreasea

Setcreasea brevifolia (Torrey) K. Schum. & Sydow in just. Bot. Jahresb. 27(1): 452. 1901. Faruqi et al, l.c.

  • Tradescantia leiandra var. brevifolia Torrey
  • Treleasea brevifolia (Torrey) Rose

    A brittle; subfleshy, prostrate, greenish herb, 30-60 cm long. Leaves ovate to elliptic-oblong, 4-7 cm long. Flowers pink, c. 1.5 cm across, almost enclosed within or protruding from the leafy, folded bracts; corolla lobes c. 8 mm long, ovate, entire, obscurely clawed and connate or cohering at base with epipetalous stamens. Ovary pubescent.

    Fl. Per. Almost the year round.

    Distribution: A native of C. America and southern United States, a widely cultivated ornamental in the tropics and subtropics.


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