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|Family: Commelinaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Tradescantia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Tradescantia fluminensis Vell.
Leaf: 25--60 mm, glabrous, not glaucous. Inflorescence: terminal, occasionally axillary, flowers few to many. Flower: sepals 5--7 mm.
Ecology: Shaded woodland, streambanks; Elevation: 70--255 m. Bioregional Distribution: SnJV, SnFrB, SCoRO, SCo; Distribution Outside California: uncommonly naturalized; native to South America. Flowering Time: Apr--Jul
Unabridged Note: Also in disturbed urban areas. Streaming protoplasm was discovered in the unusually large cells of the filament hairs by Robert Brown in England, 1828.
eFlora Treatment Author: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock
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Previous taxon: Tradescantia
Next taxon: Tradescantia ohiensis
Citation for this treatment: Robert E. Preston & Elizabeth McClintock 2016. Tradescantia fluminensis, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=77137, accessed on July 31, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 31, 2016.