Tradescantia spathacea Sw. (Prodr. 57. 1788.)
Localities: West Indies (exotic), Lesser Antilles (exotic) [Antigua, Grenada, Barbados, the Grenadines, Martinique, Saba, St. Lucia, St. Vincent], Greater Antilles [Jamaica (exotic), Cuba (exotic), Cayman Island (exotic), Hispaniola (exotic)[ Haiti, Tortue,], Puerto Rico (exotic)[ Vieques], Virgin Islands (exotic) (Guana Islands, St. Croix, St. John, Virgin Gorda ) ], Bahamas (exotic), North America (exotic: FL), Mexico (native), Central America (native), South America (exotic),
Common Names: Barrehorno (Cuba), Boat lily (Bahamas), Canoa di San Pedro (L. Antilles), Cestico (Cuba), Cordobán (Cuba), Gros curage (L. Antilles), Grosse herbe grasee (L. Antilles), Indján den boto (L. Antilles), Ladies in à boat (L. Antilles), Moses in the basket (L. Antilles), Moses-in-the-Bulrushes (Jamaica), Oyster plant (Bahamas), Oyster plant (Jamaica), Sangría (Puerto Rico), Sanguinaria (Puerto Rico), Zapatillo (Cuba), Zapatón del Obispo (Cuba),
Synonyms: Rhoeo discolor (L'Hér.) Hance (in W.G. Walpers, Ann. Bot. Syst. 3: 660. 1853.), Rhoeo spathacea (Sw.) Stearn (Baileya 5: 198. 1957., naturalized & invasive in the Bahamas.), Tradescantia bicolor sensu Bello, non Kunth (Anales Soc. Esp. Hist. Nat. 12: 122. 1883.), Tradescantia discolor L' Hér. (Sert. Angl. 8. 1789.),
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