|Full name||Tradescantia ‘Brilliantana’.|
|Name status||Established but questionable, it may refer to a unique cultivar or may be a synonym for Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ or Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Plush’.|
Published by Lockard (1935, p. 3). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).
Based on the description, the name could refer to Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ or Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Plush’, but there is not enough information to definitvely link it to any plant known today. The name is established and treated as lost or an unknown synonym.
|Classification||No species given.|
|Availability||The name is most likely a synonym for Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ or Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purple Plush’, still in cultivation. But this is not certain, so the plant is assumed to be lost.|
Described by Lockard (1935, p. 3).
|Foliage||Bright wine-red leaves, with green-bronze veins.|
Lockard, J. (1935). Old-Fashioned Gardens. 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.