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Tradescantia spathacea Sw.

Synonyms

Ephemerum bicolor, Ephemerum discolor, Rhoeo discolor, Rhoeo spathacea, Tradescantia discolor, Tradescantia versicolor

Common names

Rhoeo discolor, boatlily, Moses-in-the-Cradle

Extract from Wikipedia article

Tradescantia spathacea, the boatlily or Moses-in-the-Cradle, is a herb in the Commelinaceae first described in 1788. It is native to Belize, Guatemala, and southern Mexico (Chiapas, Tabasco, and the Yucatán Peninsula) but widely cultivated as an ornamental and naturalized in parts of Florida, Texas, Hawaii, and various oceanic islands.[+]

LinkDark red plants of boat lily (Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo discolor) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkDark red rosettes of leaves of boat lily (Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo discolor) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, March 21, 2016
Location on mapsAl Baihaqi St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBack lit plants of boat lily (Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo discolor) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar
LinkBoat lily (Tradescantia spathacea, Rhoeo discolor) in Dahl Al Hamam Park at Al Markhiya Street. Doha, Qatar, April 26, 2016
Location on mapsAl Markhiya St, Doha, Qatar

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