Iresine

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Iresine
Iresine herbstii 3.jpg
Iresine herbstii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Iresine
P.Browne[1]
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Iresine is a genus of flowering plants in the amaranth family, Amaranthaceae.[1] It contains 20 to 25 species, all of which are native to the American tropics. The generic name is derived from the Greek word εριος (erios), meaning "wooly", referring to the trichome-covered flowers.[2] Bloodleaf[3] is a common name for those species that have colored foliage, and these are often cultivated as ornamental plants. Some species are additives to versions of the hallucinogenic drink Ayahuasca.

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  1. ^ a b "Genus: Iresine P. Browne". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. 2007-10-05. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  2. ^ Gledhill, D. (2008). The Names of Plants (4 ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-521-86645-3. 
  3. ^ a b "Iresine". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2010-02-24. 
  4. ^ "GRIN Species Records of Iresine". Germplasm Resources Information Network. United States Department of Agriculture. Retrieved 2010-11-04. 

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