Iresine diffusa

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Iresine diffusa
Iresine diffusa 1.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subfamily: Gomphrenoideae
Genus: Iresine
Species: I. diffusa
Binomial name
Iresine diffusa
Humb. & Bonpl. ex Willd.

Iresine diffusa (Juba's bush)[1] is a species of plant in the Amaranthaceae family.

Appearance: Herb 1–2 m, stem a little grooved, nodes jointed. Leaves opp, 14 x 7 cm, edge smooth. Flowers minute, greenish-white, panicle 40 cm long, male more open, female compact, 1 mm. Seed 0.5 mm. conabio

Folk Use: ovary inflammation in Peru. [Bussman, J Ethnobiol Ethnomed 6:30 2010 PMID 21040536].

Chemistry: Drimenes in aerial parts. [Rios, Magn Reson Chem 43:339 2005 PMID 15674810].


  1. ^ "Iresine diffusa". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 

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