Full nameTradescantia virginiana ‘Albiflora’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by Britton (1890, p. 125). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

Not to be confused with:
OriginsFound as Point Pleasant by Professor E. H. Day, and at Freehold by Dr Lockwood (Britton, 1890, p. 125).
ClassificationOriginally published as Tradescantia virginiana f. albiflora. This is now considered a botanical synonym for the species Tradescantia virginiana (POWO, 2022b), so the plant is treated as a cultivar with the same name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.5).
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it was last documented by Foerster (1938, p. 46).


Described by Britton (1890, p. 125).

SpeciesTradescantia virginiana.


Britton, N. L. (1890). On the Naming of “Forms,”, in the New Jersey Catalogue. Bulletin of the Torrey Botanical Club, 17(5), 121-126. Biodiversity Heritage Library link.

Foerster, K. (1938). Bestellkatalog [Order catalog]. Internet Archive link.

Brickell, C. D., Alexander, C., Cubey, J. J., David, J. C., Hoffman, M. H. A., Leslie, A. C., Malécot, V., Jin, X. (2016). International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. PDF link.

POWO. (2022a). Tradescsantia albiflora. Plants of the World Online. Link.

POWO. (2022b). Tradescantia virginiana f. albiflora. Plants of the World Online. Link.