Tripogandra purpurascens

A genus found in Mexico, not entering the United States, Tripogandra is similar to Tradescantia, but with three large stamens with yellow anthers and three smaller stamens with whitish-lavender anthers; all anthers, however, appear to release pollen. My identification of the species is tentative.

Plant habit near Valle de los Monjes, near Creel in Chihuahua, Mexico, 7 Sep 2009. Photographed on a trip with the American Penstemon Society.

Closer view of a flower near Valle de los Monjes, 7 Sep 2009.

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