Tradescantia leiandra

Torrey in W. H. Emory

in W. H. Emory,Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, ... 2(1): 224. 1859.

Synonyms: Setcreasea leiandra (Torrey) Pilger
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Roots clustered, fibrous-thickened. Stems sparsely branched, 30–50 cm, tufted, glabrous. Leaves spirally arranged, distant; blade not variegated, narrowly lanceolate, 7.5–16 × 1–2.5 cm (distal leaf-blades wider or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), base symmetric, rounded to broadly cuneate, margins smooth or ciliate-scabrous, apex acuminate, glabrous to sparsely pubescent. Inflorescences terminal; bracts very unlike proximal stem-leaves, connate, ovatelanceolate, 2.4–4.5 cm, base cordate, somewhat dilated. Flowers subsessile; pedicels densely covered with white, long, eglandular hairs or occasionally only with colorless, short, glandular-hairs; sepals distinct, usually glandular-pubescent as well as villous; petals purplish red, clawed, claws connate basally forming tube; stamens epipetalous; filaments glabrous. Capsules 3.5 mm, glabrous. Seeds 1.5 mm.


Phenology: Flowering summer–fall (Jul–Oct).
Habitat: Moist, rocky places, on ledges, among shrubs and in canyons

Distribution

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Tex., Mexico (Coahuila), Mexico (Nuevo Leon)

Discussion

The plants from the Capote Falls region of Presidio County, Texas have pedicels with short, colorless, glandular hairs instead of long, white, eglandular hairs and were separated as Tradescantia leiandra var. glandulosa Correll (D. S. Correll 1968).

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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... more about "Tradescantia leiandra"
glabrous +  and sparsely pubescent +
Robert B. Faden +
Torrey in W. H. Emory +
dilated +, cordate +, rounded +  and broadly cuneate +
petiolate +  and sessile +
not variegated +
7.5 cm75 mm <br />0.075 m <br /> (16 cm160 mm <br />0.16 m <br />) +
lanceolate +
1cm;2.5cm +
ovatelanceolate +
3.5 cm35 mm <br />0.035 m <br /> (?) +
connate +
umbel-like +
Tex. +, Mexico (Coahuila) +  and Mexico (Nuevo Leon) +
colorless +  and white +
Moist, rocky places, on ledges, among shrubs and in canyons +
thyrsiform +  and cymose +
distant +  and arranged +
cauline +  and basal +
differentiated +
distinct +
unequal +
Flowering summer–fall (Jul–Oct). +
in W. H. Emory,Report on the United States and Mexican Boundary Survey, ... +
fibrous-thickened +
distinct +
glandular-pubescent +
subequal +
epipetalous +
30 cm300 mm <br />0.3 m <br /> (50 cm500 mm <br />0.5 m <br />) +
not +  and enlarged +
slender +
Setcreasea leiandra +
Tradescantia leiandra +
Tradescantia +
species +