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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Monocots
Cladus: Commelinids
Ordo: Commelinaless

Familia: Commelinaceae
Subfamilia: Commelinoideae
Tribus: Tradescantieae
Subtribus: Tradescantiinae
Genus: Callisia
Species: Callisia graminea

Callisia graminea (Small) G.C.Tucker, J. Arnold Arbor. 70: 118. 1989.

Cuthbertia graminea Small, Fl. S.E. U.S.: 237. 1903.
Tradescantia rosea var. graminea (Small) E.S.Anderson & Woodson, Contr. Arnold Arbor. 9: 114. 1935.
Cuthbertia graminea f. leucantha Lakela, Sida 5: 28. 1972.
Callisia graminea f. leucantha (Lakela) G.C.Tucker, J. Arnold Arbor. 70: 118. 1989.

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Regional: Southeastern USA
Florida, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia

References: Brummitt, R.K. 2001. TDWG – World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions, 2nd Edition
Primary references

Tucker, G.C. 1989. The genera of Commelinaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 70: 97–130. DOI: 10.5962/bhl.part.19786


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Callisia graminea in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published online. Accessed: 2019 October 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Callisia graminea. Published online. Accessed: October 30 2019. 2019. Callisia graminea. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published online. Accessed: 30 October 2019.

Callisia graminea, called the grassleaf roseling, is a plant species native to the southeastern United States. It has been reported from Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland. It grows on sandy soil in thickets, pine barrens, and disturbed sites.[3][4]

Callisia graminea is an erect to trailing perennial herb growing in clumps. Leaves are narrow and linear, up to 17 mm (0.7 inches) long, with a basal sheath wrapping around the stem. Flowers are pink to rose-colored.[5][6][7][8]

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Giles, N. H. Jr. 1942. Autopolyploidy and geographical distribution in Cuthbertia graminea Small. American Journal of Botany 29: 637--645.
Tucker, Gordon C. 1989.The genera of Commelinaceae in the southeastern United States. Journal of the Arnold Arboretum 70(1):97-130.
Small, John Kunkel. 1903. Flora of the Southeastern United States 237, 1328.
Anderson, Edgar Shannon, & Woodson, Robert Everard. 1935. Contributions from the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University 9: 114–115.
Wunderlin, R. P. 1998. Guide to the Vascular Plants of Florida i–x, 1–806. University Press of Florida, Gainesville.

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