1. Family: Amaranthaceae Juss.
    1. Iresine P.Browne

      1. This genus is accepted, and its native range is Tropical & Subtropical America.

    [FTEA]

    Amaranthaceae, C.C. Townsend. Flora of Tropical East Africa. 1985

    Habit
    Annual or perennial herbs, shrubs or subshrubs, sometimes scandent, rarely small trees, with opposite leaves and branches
    Leaves
    Leaves simple, entire or ± incised
    Flowers
    Flowers androgynous, polygamous or dioecious, bibracteolate, inflorescence frequently paniculate
    Perianth
    Perianth-segments 5, free, frequently pilose or lanate
    Stamens
    Stamens 5, shortly monadelphous at the base; pseudostaminodes occasionally well developed, more commonly short or obsolete; anthers unilocular
    Pistil
    Ovary with a single pendulous ovule; stigmas 2 3, elongate, or sometimes capitate in functionally ♂ flowers
    Fruits
    Capsule membranous, indehiscent
    Seeds
    Embryo annular, endosperm present.

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    Distribution

    Native to:

    Alabama, Argentina Northeast, Argentina Northwest, Arizona, Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil North, Brazil Northeast, Brazil South, Brazil Southeast, Brazil West-Central, Cayman Is., Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Florida, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Illinois, Jamaica, Kentucky, Laos, Leeward Is., Louisiana, Mexico Central, Mexico Gulf, Mexico Northeast, Mexico Northwest, Mexico Southeast, Mexico Southwest, New Mexico, Nicaragua, Oklahoma, Panamá, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, Suriname, Tennessee, Texas, Trinidad-Tobago, Uruguay, Venezuela, Venezuelan Antilles, Windward Is.

    Introduced into:

    Cameroon, Ethiopia, Fiji, Gulf of Guinea Is., Kenya, Madeira, Solomon Is., Tanzania, Vanuatu

    Iresine P.Browne appears in other Kew resources:

    Date Reference Identified As Barcode Type Status
    Prance, G.T. [16719], Brazil K001207235

    First published in Civ. Nat. Hist. Jamaica: 358 (1756)

    Literature

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    • Civ. & Nat. Hist. Jamaica, 358 (1756) nom. conserv.

    Sources

    Flora of Tropical East Africa
    Flora of Tropical East Africa
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    Herbarium Catalogue Specimens
    'The Herbarium Catalogue, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. Published on the Internet http://www.kew.org/herbcat [accessed on Day Month Year]'. Please enter the date on which you consulted the system.
    Digital Image © Board of Trustees, RBG Kew http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

    Kew Backbone Distributions
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
    The International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families 2019. Published on the Internet at http://www.ipni.org and http://apps.kew.org/wcsp/
    © Copyright 2017 International Plant Names Index and World Checklist of Selected Plant Families. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0

    Neotropikey
    Milliken, W., Klitgard, B. and Baracat, A. (2009 onwards), Neotropikey - Interactive key and information resources for flowering plants of the Neotropics.
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