Iresine herbstii Hook.

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Iresine herbstii

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Umunthu Camp, Mzuzu

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Common names: Herbst's bloodleaf (English)
Description: Ascending to more or less erect or somewhat scrambling herb; stems somewhat fleshy. Two colour forms are found in gardens: A yellow form with leaf blades variegated yellow and bright green; A pinkish to purple-red form with leafblades variegated bright pinkish-red and dark purple-brown. Sometimes plants occur with both colour forms present in the same plant.
Derivation of specific name: herbstii: named after Mr Herbst, propagator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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Worldwide distribution: South America
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Flora of Caprivi: cultivated Iresine herbstii
Flora of Mozambique: cultivated Iresine herbstii
Flora of Zambia: cultivated Iresine herbstii
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Iresine herbstii

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Iresine herbstii
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Iresine herbstii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2014-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Malawi: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Iresine herbstii., retrieved 19 July 2024

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