‘Vittata Alba’


Full nameTradescantia ‘Vittata Alba’.
Name statusEstablished but questionable, it may refer to a unique cultivar or may be a synonym for Tradescantia ‘Albovittata’ or Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’.

Established with a description by Pfitzer (1886, p. 78).

The name most likely refers to another variegated cultivar from the time, such as Tradescantia ‘Albovittata’ or Tradescantia fluminensis ‘Variegata’, but there is not enough information to definitively link it to any plant known today. The name is established and treated as lost or an unknown synonym.
ClassificationUnknown species.
Legal protectionNone.
AvailabilityThe name is most likely a synonym for ‘Albovittata’ or ‘Variegata’, still in cultivation. But this is not certain, so the plant is assumed to be lost.


Described by Pfitzer (1886, p. 78).

FoliageGreen and snow-white variegated leaves.


Pfitzer, W. (1886). Samen- und Pflanzen- Verzeichniss [Seed and plant directory]. Internet Archive link.