EPPO Global Database

Tradescantia spathacea(REOSP)

Overview
Last modification: 2002-02-11

Basic information
  • EPPO code: REOSP
  • Preferred name: Tradescantia spathacea
  • Authority: Swartz

Notes

Mexico, Central America. Cultivated as an ornamental. Introduced in Bangladesh, China, Japan, Korea, Malesia, east Africa, USA (southern), Caribbean, South America (Ecuador, Colombia)


Other scientific names
Name Authority
Rhoeo discolor (L'Héritier) Walpers
Rhoeo spathacea (Swartz) Stearn

Common names
Name Language
boat lily English
Moses-in-a-boat English
Moses-in-the-bulrushes English
Moses-in-the-cradle English
Moses-on-a-raft English
oyster plant English
purple-leaved spiderwort English
two-men-in-a-boat English
purpurblättrige Dreimasterblume German
gros curage French
rhoéo French
maguey morado Spanish
erba miseria Italian
abacaxi-roxo Portuguese
blomstervagga Swedish
murasaki-omoto Japanese
shikinran Japanese
シキンラン Japanese
ムラサキオモト Japanese
традескaнция покрывaльчатая Russian
zǐ bēi wàn nián qīng Chinese
紫背万年青 Chinese