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

Established by Schickler (1862, p. 38). Because it was published before 1959, the Latin name with no description can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Artrs. 21.11, 27.1).

Assumed to refer to the only variegated cultivar of Tradescantia spathacea of the time, which now has the accepted name ‘Vittata’.


Schickler, C. (1862). Verzeichniss von Samen & Pflanzen [Directory of seeds and plants]. 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.