Full nameTradescantia virginiana ‘Glabra’.
Name statusAccepted, the valid name for a unique cultivar.

Established with a description by Hoopes, Bro. & Thomas (1876, p. 49). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be accepted (Brickell et al., Art. 21.11).
ClassificationThe name Tradescantia glabra was established as its own species by de Candolle & de Candolle (1881, p. 290). That species is now considered a botanical synonym for Tradescantia virginiana (POWO, 2022), so the plant is treated as a cutivar with the same name (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.5).
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, is has not been documented since its first publication (Hoopes, Bro. & Thomas, 1876, p. 49).


Described by Hoopes, Bro. & Thoma (1876, p. 49).

SpeciesTradescantia virginiana.
FoliageHas a glaucous surface.


Hoopes, Bro. & Thomas. (1876). Alpine & Hardy Perennials Plants, 1876. Internet Archive link.

de Candolle, A. & de Candolle, C. (1881). Monographiæ phanerogamarum. Masson. 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 glabra. Plants of the World Online. Link.