Wandering Jew family : COMMELINACEAE (COMMELINIDAE) in Australia
including Cartonemataceae, Flagellariaceae, and Tradescantiaceae

Flower
Families
Flowers in Australia
  
  
Don Herbison-Evans
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Christine Ashe
  
Plants in Australia Plant
Classes

Callisia fragrans
Oyster Plant
Sydney, September 2006

Commelina cyanea
Australian Native Wandering Jew
Sydney, September 2006

Commelina ensifolia
Scurvy Weed
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora
Blue Ginger
specimen: courtesy of Ginger Factory,
Yandina, January 2007

Gibasis geniculata
Tahitian Bridal Veil
Ashfield, May 2007

Murdannia graminea
Grass Lily
Magnetic Island
Photos: courtesy of Donald Simpson

Pollia crispata
Pollia
Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, November 2008

Rhoeo spathecea
Moses in his Cradle
Bundaberg, December 2006

Tradescantia albiflora
Wandering Jew
Sydney, August 2006

Tradescantia pallida
Purple Heart
Sydney, September 2006

Tradescantia sillamontana
White Gossamer
Sydney, November 2011

Tradescantia virginiana
Spiderwort
Melbourne, December 2007
Specimen: courtesy of Sara Miranda

Tradescantia zebrina
Zebra Plant
Sydney, September 2006

Plants in COMMELINACEAE are foodplants for a number of Butterfly and Moth caterpillars in Australia , including:


Candalides absimilis

Anthene lycaenoides

Hypolycaena phorbas

Telicota anisodesma

Telicota ohara

Hypena masurialis

Hypena subvittalis

Athetis thoracica

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(updated 4 January 2013)