Tinantia pringlei

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Tinantia pringlei
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Tinantia pringlei propagated from a collection from Sierra Chiquita Mountain in Mexico at 1150 meters in altitude
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Monocots
Clade: Commelinids
Order: Commelinales
Family: Commelinaceae
Genus: Tinantia
T. pringlei
Binomial name
Tinantia pringlei
(S. Watson) Rohweder
Synonyms [1]
  • Tradescantia pringleiS.Watson
  • Commelinantia pringlei(S.Watson) Tharp

Tinantia pringlei, sometimes known as the Mexican wandering Jew or Spotted Widow's Tears, [2] is a perennial alpine plant in the dayflower family native to northeastern Mexico. [1] The species is grown as an ornamental plant in temperate areas for its attractive spotted purple foliage and lavender flowers. It is also a common weed of greenhouses. The plants reproduce primarily or exclusively through self-pollination. [3]

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  1. 1 2 Kew World Checklist of Selected Plant Families
  2. "Tinantia pringlei". North Carolina Extension Gardener Plant Toolbox. Retrieved 2021-08-06.
  3. Hardy, Christopher R.; Ryndock, Jason (2012), "Floral Morphology and Organogenesis in Tinantia pringlei, Along with a Review of Floral Developmental Variation in the Spiderwort Family, Commelinaceae", Botanical Review, 78 (4): 416–427, doi:10.1007/s12229-012-9108-1, S2CID   16651029