Zebrina pendula Schnizl.
  • Bot. Zeitung (Berlin)
  • Wandering Jew Hoja de milagro

Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2022): Zebrina pendula Schnizl. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000615515. Accessed on: 26 May 2022'

General Information

Small creeping herbs; stems branching frequently, rooting at the nodes, as- cending at the flowering tips. Leaves elliptic, acuminate, obtuse and subsessile at the base, 2-6 cm. long, green mottled with silver above, purple beneath, scatter- ingly pilose on either surface; sheath 0.5-0.8 cm. long, laxly pilose. Flowering bracts similar to the foliage leaves, subtending an umbelliform cluster of few to several rather pretty pink flowers. Calyx tube 0.2-0.3 cm. long. Corolla 0.5-0.9 cm. long.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
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    Prostrate herb. Leaves narrowly ovate, elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, 2.5-7 cm long, 2-4 cm broad, sheathing at base, greenish with variegated, 2-4 stripes above, reddish-purple beneath. Inflorescence a stalked head of 2-3, terminal flowers subtended by 2, unequal, folded, leafy bracts. Flowers pinkish; corolla lobes ovate, obtuse, c. 1 cm long, joined below into a conspicuous, pale or whitish tube, longer than the lobes. Ovary glabrous with filiform style.

  • Provided by: [E].Flora of Pakistan
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    Mexico and Central America, very frequently cultivated, and escaping in warmer climates, the world over. In moist forests at higher elevations.

  • Provided by: [D].Flora de Panama
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    Other Local Names

    Wandering Jew Hoja de milagro

     Information From

    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • A CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    MBG Floras Images
    Flora images. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2018.
    • B Missouri Botanical Garden
    • C Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora de Panama
    Robert E. Woodson, Jr. and Robert W. Schery Annals of the Missouri Botanical Garden Vol. 67, No. 4 (1980), pp. ii-xxxiii
    • D Missouri Botanical Garden
    Flora of Pakistan
    Flora of Pakistan. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed on Jun. 2020.
    • E Missouri Botanical Garden