Calflora
Taxon  Report   8017    
Tradescantia fluminensis  Vell.
Small leaf spiderwort
Tradescantia fluminensis
© 2018 Brian Charles
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Tradescantia fluminensis
© 2002 Tony Morosco
Tradescantia fluminensis
© 2002 Tony Morosco
Tradescantia fluminensis, a monocot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Tradescantia fluminensis
© 2018 Amy Rapport
Family: COMMELINACEAE  
Genus: Tradescantia
Communities: wetland-riparian

Toxicity: DERMATITIS

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Tradescantia albiflora
More information about  Tradescantia fluminensis
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (TRFL)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 19, 2018).

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