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.

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

Zambia: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Iresine:

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Flora of Malawi: cultivated Iresine
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Iresine
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Iresine

External websites:

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

Copyright: Mike Bingham, Annette Willemen, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Mark Hyde, 2011-22

Bingham, M.G., Willemen, A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. and Hyde, M.A. (2022). Flora of Zambia: Cultivated plants: genus page: Iresine.
https://www.zambiaflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1634, retrieved 2 October 2022

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