Tradescantia longipes

E. S. Anderson & Woodson

Contr. Arnold Arbor. 9:91, plate 5, fig. 10; plate 6, fig. 9; plate 10;. 1935.

Endemic
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 22.

Herbs, usually ± rosette, erect or ascending, rarely rooting at nodes. Roots not brownish-tomentose. Stems unbranched or sparsely branched, 2–10 cm; internodes pilose or villous. Leaves spirally arranged, sessile; blade dull green, linear-lanceolate, 5–33 × 0.3–1.2 cm (distal leaf-blades equal to or narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), margins sparsely ciliate, apex acute to acuminate, pilose. Inflorescences terminal; bracts foliaceous, ascending, pilose, margins sparsely ciliate. Flowers distinctly pedicillate; pedicels (2–) 4–6 cm, pilose with glandular or glandular and eglandular hairs; sepals suffused with pink to purple, 5–11 mm, pilose with glandular, eglandular hairs, glandular-hairs numerous, conspicuous, longer hairs 1.5–6 mm; petals distinct, rose to blue or purplish, broadly ovate, not clawed, 8–16 mm; stamens free; filaments bearded. Capsules 4–6 mm. Seeds 2–3 mm; hilum as long as seed. 2n = 24.


Phenology: Flowering spring (Apr–May).
Habitat: Wooded slopes on rocky hillsides

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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... more about "Tradescantia longipes"
Acute (?) +  and Acuminate (?) +
Robert B. Faden +
E. S. Anderson & Woodson +
petiolate +  and sessile +
5 cm50 mm <br />0.05 m <br /> (33 cm330 mm <br />0.33 m <br />) +
linear-lanceolate +
0.3cm;1.2cm +
0.4 cm4 mm <br />0.004 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
umbel-like +
Ark. +  and Mo. +
Wooded slopes on rocky hillsides +
thyrsiform +  and cymose +
villous +  and pilose +
cauline +  and basal +
0.15 cm1.5 mm <br />0.0015 m <br /> (0.6 cm6 mm <br />0.006 m <br />) +
differentiated +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br />) +
4 cm40 mm <br />0.04 m <br /> (6 cm60 mm <br />0.06 m <br />) +
distinct +
unequal +
0.8 cm8 mm <br />0.008 m <br /> (?) +  and 1.6 cm16 mm <br />0.016 m <br /> (?) +
Flowering spring (Apr–May). +
Contr. Arnold Arbor. +
not brownish-tomentose +
suffused with pink to purple +
distinct +
subequal +
0.5 cm5 mm <br />0.005 m <br /> (1.1 cm11 mm <br />0.011 m <br />) +
staminodial +
branched +  and unbranched +
2 cm20 mm <br />0.02 m <br /> (10 cm100 mm <br />0.1 m <br />) +
not +  and enlarged +
slender +
Rhoeo +, Setcreasea +  and Zebrina +
Tradescantia longipes +
Tradescantia +
species +
ascending +  and erect +