Rhoeo discolor 

Rhoeo discolor  (Wikipedia)

Tradescantia spathacea, the oyster plant, boatlily or Moses-in-the-cradle, is a herb in the Commelinaceae family first described in 1788. It is native to Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatán Peninsula) but widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in parts of Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and various oceanic islands.

Tradescantia spathacea
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Scientific classification Edit this classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Tradescantia
T. spathacea
Binomial name
Tradescantia spathacea
    • Ephemerum bicolor Moench
    • Rhoeo discolor (L'Hér.) Hance
    • Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn
    • Rhoeo spathacea f. concolor (Baker) Stehlé
    • Rhoeo spathacea f. variegata (Hook.) Stehlé
    • Tradescantia discolor L'Hér.
    • Tradescantia discolor var. concolor Baker
    • Tradescantia discolor var. variegata Hook.
    • Tradescantia versicolor Salisb.
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