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This species is accepted, and its native range is Mexico (Sinaloa, Sonora).

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Hunt, D. (2007). A New Species of Tradescantia (Commelinaceae) from Mexico. Kew Bulletin, 62(1), 141-142. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/20443325

Conservation
Data deficient (DD).
Distribution
Mexico.
Ecology
Common on rocky volcanic slopes with coastal thorn forest; alt. 160 - 300 m.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers c. 6 - 10 per cyme; pedicels c. 1 cm, slender, pubescent; sepals elliptic, at anthesis c. 4 x 2.2 mm, somewhat accrescent in fruit, densely pubescent with eglandular hairs; petals broadly obovate, 5 x 4 mm, lavender-pink; stamens 6, subequal, filaments c. 6 mm, bearded; ovary c. 1 mm, densely pubescent; style slender, c. 8 mm, slightly dilated towards apex and remaining exserted after flowering; stigma minutely capitellate
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Capsule c. 3.5 x 2 mm, densely pubescent; seeds 2 per locule, mitriform, 1.5 - 1.8 x c. 1.5 mm, brownish grey, rugose and minutely alveolate; hilum linear; embryotega dorsal.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Inflorescences
Inflorescence pseudo-terminal and pseudo-spicate, with c. 10 'verticils' of sessile cyme-pairs, or sometimes with subsidiary inflorescence-branches below, each branch or cyme-pair subtended by a reduced leaf 2 - 6 cm.
Morphology Stem
Flowering stems up to 1 m tall, superficially like Thyrsanthemum; internodes 1.5 - 3.5 cm, densely pubescent, the lower c. 8 mm diam. (in dry state), the upper much more slender, 1 - 2 mm; leaves narrowly lanceolate, long-acuminate, subamplexicaul, to c. 25 x 3 cm near base, shortly and densely pubescent above and beneath, leaf-sheath less than 1 cm
Note
The species is named for the collector, Howard Scott Gentry (1903 - 1993). Very distinctive by virtue of its slender, elongate, inflorescence with numerous small, flowers, and its elongate-acuminate leaves. In all these features it recalls Thyrsanthemum spp., but the cymes are strictly paired and the capsules and seeds smaller than in that genus.
Type
Mexico, Sinaloa, 18 - 24 miles N of Los Mochis. Cerros del Fuerte, fl. & fr., 3 - 5 Oct. 1954, H. S. Gentry 14415 (holotypus US 2296755; isotypus TEX-LL).

Native to:

Mexico Northwest

Tradescantia gentryi D.R.Hunt appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Kew Bull. 62: 141 (2007)

Accepted by

  • Govaerts, R.H.A. (2011). World checklist of selected plant families published update Facilitated by the Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

Kew Backbone Distributions
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

Kew Bulletin
Kew Bulletin
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2021. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
© Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0