Rhoeo discolor 

Rhoeo discolor  (Wikipedia)

Tradescantia spathacea
Tradescantia spathacea
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Tradescantia
T. spathacea
Binomial name
Tradescantia spathacea
  • Rhoeo discolor
  • Rhoeo spathacea
  • Tradescantia discolor
  • Tradescantia bicolor

Tradescantia spathacea, the 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.

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