‘Albo Variegata’


Full nameTradescantia ‘Albo Variegata’.
Name statusNot established, an invalidly published way which most likely refers to either Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Albostriata’ or Tradescantia ‘Albovittata’.

Published with a description and drawing by Krölling (1886, p. 419). The publication also used the name ‘Albo Lineata’ for the same cultivar, and didn’t give clear priority to either name, so neither is established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.8).

Based on the drawing and description, the name most likely refers to either Tradescantia ‘Albovittata’ or Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Albostriata’. But there is not enough information to definitively link it to any plant known today, so the name is established and treated as lost or an unknown synonym.


Krölling, A. (1886). Der Einfluss des Bodenwechsels auf die Pflanzen [The influence of soil change on plants]. In von Fernsee, H. R. W., & Abel. (Eds.), Wiener Illustrirte Garten-Zeitun [Vienna illustrated garden newspaper] (pp. 416-429). Wilhelm Frick. 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.