|Full name||Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Delicata’.|
|Name status||Accepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.|
Established by Bailey (1917, p. 3364). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., Art. 21.11).
|Classification||It was originally published as Tradescantia virginiana var. delicata (Bailey, 1017, p. 3364). This is not a valid botanical variety (POWO, 2022), so the plant is now treated as a cultivar with the same name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.6).|
Like other hardy garden hybrids, it is now placed in the Andersoniana Group. These hybrids are sometimes mislabelled as Tradescantia virginiana or the invalid botanical hybrid Tradescantia × andersoniana.
|Availability||Probably lost from cultivation, since it was last documented by Bailey (1927, p. 3364).|
Described by Bailey (1917, p. 3364).
|Cultivar group||Tradescantia Andersoniana Group.|
Bailey, L. H. (1927). The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture. The Macmillan Company.
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 virginiana. Plants of the World Online. Link.