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.

Malawi: 1 cultivated taxon.

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Other sources of information about Iresine:

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Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Iresine
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Iresine
Flora of Zimbabwe: 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
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Iresine
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Iresine

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-20

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2020). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated plants: genus page: Iresine.
https://www.malawiflora.com/cult/genus.php?genus_id=1634, retrieved 11 August 2020

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