Callisia repens (Jacq.) L.
Hapalanthus repens Jacq; Creeping-Inchplant
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Callisia repens (Jacq.) L.
creeping inchplant

General Information
Symbol: CARE8
Group: Monocot
Family: Commelinaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   I
PR   N
VI   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
HARE5 Hapalanthus repens Jacq.
SPRO2 Spironema robbinsii Sanvalle


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Liliopsida – Monocotyledons
Subclass Commelinidae
Order Commelinales
Family Commelinaceae – Spiderwort family
Genus Callisia Loefl. – roseling
Species Callisia repens (Jacq.) L. – creeping inchplant

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6. Callisia repens (Jacquin) Linnaeus, Sp. Pl., ed. 2. 1: 62. 1762.

Herbs, perennial, mat-forming, repent (flowering stems ascending). Leaves 2-ranked, gradually reduced toward ends of flowering stems; blade ovate to lanceolate or lanceolate-oblong, 1--3.5 ´ 0.6--1 cm (distal leaf blades much narrower than sheaths when sheaths opened, flattened), margins scabrid, apex acute, glabrous. Inflorescences sessile in axils of distal leaves of flowering stems, composed of pairs of sessile cymes (sometimes reduced to single cymes). Flowers bisexual and pistillate, odorless, subsessile; petals inconspicuous, white, lanceolate, 3--6 mm; stamens 0--6, long-exserted; filaments glabrous; ovary 2-locular, stigma penicillate. Capsules 2-locular. Seeds 1 mm.

Flowering early spring (Tex.) or summer--fall (Fla.). Shady, rocky or gravelly places, and in citrus groves; introduced; Fla., La., Tex.; West Indies; South America (to Argentina).

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