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Tradescantia flumiensis

Basic information
Scientific name Tradescantia flumiensis

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Common names Wandering jew
Higher taxon Commelinaceae, Commelinales, Liliopsida, Magnoliophyta
Natural range South America.
Habitat Urban area.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Tokyo, Saitama, Kanagawa, Shizuoka, Aichi, Mie, Toyama, kyoto, Osaka, Wakayama, Hyogo, Shimane, Yamaguchi, Tokushima, Saga, Kumamoto, and Kagawa Prefs. Range in Japan
Date Begining of Showa Era (1920s)
Route Deliberate: For horticulture.
Impact Competition with native species.
Native organism(s) affected: Native herbs.
Regulation in Japan Release of this species in Aichi Prefecture is controled by a prefectural ordinance.
Introduced range in other countries Asia, New Zealand, etc.
Reference Notes
  • Osada (1976) Colored Illustrations of Naturalized Plants of Japan. Hoikusha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • etc.