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Callisia navicularis

Callisia navicularis, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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 navicularis

Callisia navicularis (Ortgies) D.R.Hunt, Kew Bull. 38: 132 (1983).

Tradescantia navicularis Ortgies, Gartenflora 26: 130 (1877).
Phyodina navicularis (Ortgies) Rohweder, Abh. Auslandsk., Reihe C, Naturwiss. 61(18): 151 (1956).
Tradescantia brachyphylla Greenm., Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 33: 471 (1898).

Native distribution areas:

Continental: Northern America
Mexico Central; Mexico Gulf; Mexico Northeast

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

Hunt, D.R., 1983. Kew Bulletin. Kew, England 38:132.


Govaerts, R. et al. 2019. Callisia navicularis in World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. The Board of Trustees of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 30. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2019. Callisia navicularis. Published online. Accessed: October 30 2019. 2019. Callisia navicularis. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2019 October 30.
USDA, ARS, Germplasm Resources Information Network. Callisia navicularis in the Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN), U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service. Accessed: 07-Oct-06.

Vernacular names

Callisia navicularis is a species of flowering plant in the family Commelinaceae. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit as a warm temperate greenhouse ornamental.[2]

"Callisia navicularis (Ortgies) D.R.Hunt". The Plant List. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
"AGM Plants July 2021 © RHS – ORNAMENTAL" (PDF). The Royal Horticultural Society. Retrieved 21 December 2021.

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