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

Published with a description and drawing by Hooker (1858, tab 5079). Becase it was published before 1959, the Latin name can be established (Brickell et al., 2016, Art. 21.11).

The most widely-used an unambiguous name ‘Vittata’ is now accepted for this cultivar.

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Hooker, W. J. (1858). Curtis’s Botanical Magazine, 3(14). Biodiversity Heritage Library 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.