Florida scrub roseling

(Callisia ornata)



Callisia ornata is a celestial flower plant species first described by John Kunkel Small, and given its current name by Gordon C. Tucker. Callisia ornata is part of the genus Turtle Tufts, and the family Skyflowers. No subspecies are listed. Callisia is a genus of flowering plants in the spiderwort family, Commelinaceae. Members of the genus are commonly known as roselings. It is native to the Western Hemisphere from the southern United States to Argentina. The generic name is derived from the Greek word (kallos), meaning "beauty." Some members of Callisia may cause allergic reactions in pets (especially cats and dogs), characterised by red, itchy skin. Notable culprits are C. fragrans (inch plant) and C. repens (turtle vine).

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Magnoliophyta
Class: Liliopsida
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