Iresine herbstii Hook.

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Iresine herbstii

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Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms:
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 varietgated 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.
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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 Malawi: 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
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Iresine herbstii
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Iresine herbstii
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Iresine herbstii
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JSTOR Plant Science: Iresine herbstii
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Iresine herbstii
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Iresine herbstii
Plants of the World Online: Iresine herbstii
The Plant List (version 1.1): Iresine herbstii
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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave 2007-19

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2019). Flora of Mozambique: Cultivated Plants: Species information: Iresine herbstii.
https://www.mozambiqueflora.com/cult/species.php?species_id=163670, retrieved 16 September 2019

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