|Full name||Tradescantia virginiana ‘Brevicaulis’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established with a description by Rafinesque (1832, p. 150). Because it was published before 1959, the name is Latin form can be accepted (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).
|Classification||Originally published as the species Tradescantia brevicaulis (Rafinesque, 1832, p. 150). This is now considered a botanical synonym for Tradescantia virginiana (POWO, 2022), so it is now treated as a cultivar of the species with the same name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 2.4).|
|Availability||Available from many nurseries.|
Described by Rafinesque (1832, p. 150).
|Growth habit||Small, stem only 7-15cm long.|
|Foliage||Long narrow leaves.|
|Flowers||Small and blue.|
Rafinesque, C. S. (1832). Atlantic Journal and Friend of Knowledge. Biodiversity Heritage Library 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. (2022). Tradescantia brevicaulis. Plants of the World Online. Link.