Correct nameTradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’.
Name statusEstablished synonym, another published name for the cultivar Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’.

Published with a description by Storrs, Harrison & Co (1879, p. 33). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

Based on the description, and the judgement of Bailey & Bailey (1941, p. 736) and Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium (1976, p. 1120), the name is assumed to refer to the same cultivar as Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’. The older and more widely-used name ‘Variegata’ is now accepted for this cultivar.

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Storrs, Harrison & Co. (1879). Catalogue for 1879. Internet Archive link.

Bailey, L. H. & Bailey, E. Z. (1941). Hortus Second: A Concise Dictionary of Gardening and General Horticulture. The Macmillan Company.

Staff of the L. H. Bailey Hortorium. (1976). Hortus Third: A Concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada. Macmillan Publishing Co., Inc.

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.