|Full name||Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Albostriata’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established with a description by Thielke (1954, p. 40-41). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).
Also known as:
|Classification||The species Tradescantia fluminensis has sometimes been labelled with its botanical synonym Tradescantia albiflora, and with the invalid horticultural names Tradescantia viridis, Tradescantia repens, and Tradescantia reptans.|
|Availability||The plant is probably lost from cultivation, after it was most recently documented under the invalid name Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’  by Simms (1967, p. 8-9).|
Described by Thielke (1954, p. 40-41).
|Foliage||A variegated cultivar with variable white or silver stripes, caused by a periclinal chimera. Unlike the similar Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’, there is always a white border to the leaf, with green stripes rising from the leaf base but not reaching the edge.|
Thielke, C. (1954). Die Histologische Struktur des Sprossvegetationskegels Einiger Commelinaceen Unter Berücksichtigung Panaschierter Formen [The histological structure of the shoot vegetation cone of some Commelinaceae considering variegated forms]. Planta, 44, 18-74. Open access link.
Simms, W. F. (1967). A Re-appraisal of the “Tradescantias”. Gardener’s Chronicle, 162(25), 8-9.
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.