‘Hawaiian Dwarf’


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

Published by Zhāng with a description (2014, p. 102). Several other names were published at the same time, and none was given clear priority, so none are established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 27.8). The name was then established validly by Hatch (2022).

The widely used name ‘Sitara’ is now accepted for this cultivar.


Zhāng, J. (2014). Shì nèi guān shǎng zhí wù tú jiàn (xià) [Catalogue of Indoor Ornamental Plants (Part 2)]. Chén xīng chū bǎn [Morningstar Publishing]. Google Books 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.

Hatch, L. (2022). Commelinaceae: A Guide to Modern and Historic Cultivars.