2339.000 Iresine P. Browne

Bailey, L.H. (1949) Manual of Cultivated Plants Revised edition. Macmillan, New York.

Bailey, L.H. & Bailey, E.Z. (1976) Hortus Third. A concise Dictionary of Plants Cultivated in the United States and Canada Macmillan Publishing Co, Inc., New York

Description of the genus

Herbs or subshrubs. Leaves opposite, simple, petiolate. Inflorescence of small spikes aggregated into panicles. Flowers bisexual or unisexual, white or straw-coloured, very small. Perianth 5-partite; usually woolly in fertile flowers. Stamens 5, united at the base. Fruit a 1-seeded indehiscent utricle.

Comment: Mostly cultivated for the coloured foliage

Worldwide: 80 species in tropical and temperate regions but especially America and Australia.

Zimbabwe: 2 cultivated taxa.

Iresine herbstii

Links to cultivated taxa    View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

herbstii Hook.Description, Image
lindenii Van Houtte

Other sources of information about Iresine:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Iresine
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Iresine
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Iresine

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Iresine
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Iresine
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Iresine
Wikipedia: Iresine
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Iresine
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Iresine

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-22

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2022). Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Iresine.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1634, retrieved 17 August 2022

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