Commelinaceae (wandering Jew family) 

    The Commelinaceae family is comprised of 42 genera and around 650 species of monocotyledonous herbs, found throughout warm temperate and tropical regions of the world.


    Rhoeo spathacea (as Tradescantia discolor) (J.E. Smith, 1790-1793)
1995-2003 Missouri Botanical Garden


    The following members of the Commelinaceae family are growing at Montoso Gardens:


Scientific Name Common Name Plant Family

Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

blue ginger


Rhoeo spathacea varigata

variegated oyster plant






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