Full nameTradescantia ‘Grandiflora’.
Name statusEstablished but questionable, it may refer to a unique cultivar or may be a synonym for Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Major’.

Published by Booth (1842, p. 70). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Arts. 21.11, 27.1).

The name may refer to Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Major’, but there is not enough information to definitively link it to any plant known today. The name is established and treated as lost or an unknown synonym.
ClassificationUnknown species, but likely to belong to the Tradescantia Andersoniana Group.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityProbably lost from cultivation, it has not been documented since its first publication (Booth, 1842, p. 70).


Never described.



Booth, J. (1842). Verzeichniss der Bäume, Gesträuche, Stauden &c. &c. &c. [List of trees, shrubs, perennials, etc etc etc]. 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.