Correct nameTradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Atrocoerulea’.
Name statusNot established, an invalidly published name used to sell the cultivar Tradescantia (Andersoniana Group) ‘Atrocoerulea’.

Published by Foerster (1930, p. 84). The name is added as an unneeded synonym for an existing cultivar, so it is not established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 31.7).

The earlier established name ‘Atrocoerula’ is now accepted for this cultivar.


Foerster, K. (1930). Staudenkatalog Zugleich ein Wegweiser durch das Staudenreich [Catalog of perennials and guide through the perennial realm]. 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.