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*Tradescantia mundula Kunth. Wandering Jew, Small-leaf Spiderwort, Small-leaf Wandering Jew. Hab: Disturbed areas; probably at least casually escaping in the Southeast. Dist: Native of South America.

Origin/Endemic status: South America

Taxonomy Comments: Often included in T. fluminensis; southeastern US records of T. fluminensis need to be evaluated to see which are actually of T. mundula (Pellegrini 2018). A member of subgenus Austrotradescantia (Pellegrini 2017).

Synonymy: = Pellegrini (2018); = n/a – RAB; >< Tradescantia albiflora Kunth, misapplied; < Tradescantia fluminensis Vell. – FNA22, K1, K3, K4, S, WH3, Tucker (1989)

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)
  • Great Plains: FAC (taxonomic split from wetland indicator species)

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