Full nameTradescantia ‘Leopoldii’.
Name statusEstablished but questionable, it may refer to a unique cultivar or may be a synonym for Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ or Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’.

Published with a description by Weaver (1931, p. 29). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

Based on descriptions, the name most likely refers to Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ or Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’. But there is not enough information to definitively link it to any plant known today, so the name is established and treated as lost or an unknown synonym.
ClassificationUnknown species.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityThe name is most likely a synonym for Tradescantia zebrina ‘Purpusii’ or Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’, still in cultivation. But this is not certain, so the plant is assumed to be lost. It was last documented by Weaver (1932, p. 11).


Described by Weaver (1931, p. 29).

FoliageWine-red leaves.


Weaver, E. F. (1931). Weaver’s Flowers. Internet Archive link.

Weaver, E. F. (1932). Plants that Grow! 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.