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Phytochemical Study of Tradescantia spathacea

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of Chemistry, Shri Vyankatesh Arts, Commerce & Science College, Deulgaon Raja Dist. Buldana, Maharashtra, India
  • 2Department of Botany, Shri Vyankatesh Arts, Commerce & Science College, Deulgaon Raja Dist. Buldana, Maharashtra, India

Int. Res. J. Biological Sci., Volume 6, Issue (3), Pages 48-51, March,10 (2017)

Abstract

Tradescantia spathacea, commonly called Moses-in-a-basket or oyster plant, is a clump-forming evergreen perennial that is origin from Guatemala, southern Mexico and Belize. It is widely grown in tropical areas because of its attractive foliage. It is commonly grown in the West Indies. It has shown invasive tendencies by escaping gardens and naturalizing in parts of Louisiana and Florida. It belongs to the family commelinaceae. It typically grows as a 6-12\" tall rosette consisting of narrow, spirally arranged, linear-lanceolate, stiffly-ascending, sword-shaped, dark green leaves (to 6-12\" long) with purple undersides. Plants will spread to form a dense ground cover over time. White flowers in axillary cymes are enclosed by long-lasting, boat-shaped, purple bracts, hence the common name of Moses-in-a-basket. Flowers bloom throughout the year. Flowers are followed by fruit (3-celled capsules). This plant is easily grown indoors in pots or containers. Genus name was given in honor of John Tradescant, a English horticulturist and plant collector. This work was done to study presence of phytochemicals in the leaves extract of Tradescantia spathacea. The extraction of leaves powder of Tradescantia spathacea was done using ethanol and it was used for testing the presence of various phytochemicals.

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