Iresine diffusa

Humboldt & Bonpland ex Willdenow

Sp. Pl. 4(2): 765. 1806.

Common names: Juba’s bush
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 455. Mentioned on page 454.

Herbs, annual or weakly perennial, 4–30 dm. Stems erect, spreading, or clambering, much-branched, glabrous or sparsely villous. Leaves opposite; blade ovate to lanceolate, 3–14 × 1.5–7 cm, glabrous or villous. Inflorescences: panicles, 10–40 cm; bracts and bracteoles 1/3–2/3 as long as tepals. Flowers pedicellate; tepals whitish to stramineous, oblong, 0.6–0.8 mm, hyaline, apex obtuse or rounded, densely villous. Utricles included in tepals, greenish, ovoid, 0.6–0.8 mm, apex obtuse. Seeds 0.5–0.7 mm.

Phenology: Flowering fall.
Habitat: Hammocks, marshes, other habitats mostly near coast
Elevation: 0-10 m


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Fla., La., Tex., Mexico, West Indies, Central America, South America.


Selected References


Lower Taxa