Friday, November 16, 2012

Sick Day / Callisia gentlei

Not feeling well on Thursday. Here are two pictures of a plant that is probably Callisia gentlei.


Anonymous said...

Feel better soon. :hug:

Anonymous said...

From the appearance in the photo, obviously related to tradescantia. Where is it different botanically?

Texas Anon

mr_subjunctive said...

Texas Anon:

Yes, related to Tradescantia. My best guess on the botanical distinctions between Tradescantia and Callisia is that the Tradescantias I'm familiar with (spathacea, zebrina, pallida, sillamontana) all keep their flowers close to the leaves, at the tip of a branch, and the Callisias (fragrans, repens, gentlei) produce tall stalks bearing regularly-spaced multiple flowers. No doubt there's more to it than that, and it may not be part of the botanical distinction between the two genera (the temperate-zone Tradescantias don't fit either case), but that's at least one difference I've noticed.

CelticRose said...

Hope you're feeling better soon.