Tradescantia boliviana

James Waddick
Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:47:54 PDT
Dear Uli,

	Many MANY thanks for your discourse on this unusual Tradescantia. I think this makes the heart of a new page (with color pix) of a new wiki web page on the genus. And it reminds me there is no web page for another tuberous relative Commelina tuberosa.  Need a Commellinaceae ‘pro’ to put these together. 
	I won’t be leaving any seedlings out over winter here, but maybe in some coming year. Your words fill a lot of gaps.		Again THANKS.		Jim W. 


On Oct 27, 2014, at 6:48 PM, Johannes Ulrich Urban <> wrote:
> Tradescantia boliviana was found just outside the village of Comarapa in Bolivia at an elevation around 2000m. It grew on the roadside in long drifts and was in full flower in the morning when I left Comarapa towards Siberia. At first glace it looked like our native Lythrum salicaria but at closer look it clearly was a Commelinaceae, bright pink. On my way back in the evening it was barely visible because the flowers had closed in the early afternoon.

James Waddick
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