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Tradescantia  L.
Taxonomic Serial No.: 39156

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Plantae  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Rhoeo Hance
    Setcreasea K. Schum. & Syd.
    Zebrina Schnizl.
    Campelia Rich.
  Common Name(s): spider-lily [English]
    wandering-Jew [English]
    spiderwort [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: accepted  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: partial   
  Latest Record Review: 2010   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomPlantae  – plantes, Planta, Vegetal, plants  
       InfrakingdomStreptophyta  – land plants  
             DivisionTracheophyta  – vascular plants, tracheophytes  
                SubdivisionSpermatophytina  – spermatophytes, seed plants, phanérogames  
                      SuperorderLilianae  – monocots, monocotyledons, monocotylédones  
                            FamilyCommelinaceae  – Spiderwort Family  
                               GenusTradescantia L. – spider-lily, wandering-Jew, spiderwort  
    Direct Children:  
                                  Species Tradescantia X andersoniana W. Ludw. & Rohweder – Anderson's spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia bracteata Small – bracted spiderwort, longbract spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia brevifolia (Torr.) Rose – Trans-Pecos spiderwort, TransPecos spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia buckleyi (I.M. Johnst.) D.R. Hunt – Buckley's spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia crassifolia Cav. – leatherleaf spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia crassula Link & Otto – succulent spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia edwardsiana Tharp – plateau spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia ernestiana E.S. Anderson & Woodson – Ernest's spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia fluminensis Vell. – white-flowered wandering Jew, smallleaf spiderwort, small-leaf spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia gigantea Rose – giant spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia hirsuticaulis Small – hairystem spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia hirsutiflora Bush – hairyflower spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia humilis Rose – Texas spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia leiandra Torr. – canyon spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia longipes E.S. Anderson & Woodson – wild crocus 
                                  Species Tradescantia occidentalis (Britton) Smyth – spiderwort, prairie spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia ohiensis Raf. – Ohio spiderwort, bluejacket 
                                  Species Tradescantia ozarkana E.S. Anderson & Woodson – Ozark spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia pallida (Rose) D.R. Hunt – purple queen 
                                  Species Tradescantia paludosa E.S. Anderson & Woodson – confederate spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia pedicellata Celarier – Edwards Plateau spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia pinetorum Greene – pinewoods spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia reverchonii Bush – Reverchon's spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia roseolens Small – longleaf spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia spathacea Sw. – boatlily, oyster plant 
                                  Species Tradescantia subacaulis Bush – stemless spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia subaspera Ker Gawl. – zigzag spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia tharpii E.S. Anderson & Woodson – Tharp's spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia virginiana L. – Virginia spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia wrightii Rose & Bush – Wright's spiderwort 
                                  Species Tradescantia zanonia (L.) Sw. – cojite blanco 
                                  Species Tradescantia zebrina Heynh. ex Bosse – inchplant 

  Expert: Robert B. Faden  
  Notes: Research Botanist and Associate Curator, National Herbarium, National Museum of Natural History, MRC 166, PO Box 37012, Washington, DC 20013-7012, USA   
  Reference for: Tradescantia    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Commelinaceae of North America Update, database (version 2010)  
  Acquired: 2010   
  Notes: Updated for ITIS by the Flora of North America Expertise Network, in connection with an update for USDA PLANTS (2007-2010)   
  Reference for: Tradescantia   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Tradescantia   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 4.0.4)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Tradescantia   
  Source: The PLANTS Database, database (version 5.1.1)  
  Acquired: 2000   
  Notes: National Plant Data Center, NRCS, USDA. Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.   
  Reference for: Tradescantia   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Faden, Robert B. / Flora of North America Editorial Committee, eds.  
  Publication Date: 2000   
  Article/Chapter Title: Commelinaceae R. Brown: Spiderwort family   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Flora of North America North of Mexico, vol. 22: Magnoliophyta: Alismatidae, Arecidae, Commelinidae (in part), and Zingiberidae   
  Page(s): 170-197   
  Publisher: Oxford University Press   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-19-513729-9   
  Notes: The volumes are also reproduced online (   
  Reference for: spider-lily[English], spiderwort [English], wandering-Jew [English]   

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