Iresine lindeni

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Iresine lindeni Van Houtte

Amaranthaceae

Life form: perennial
Usage: ornamental plant

Exposure: sun   9

Moisture: moderately moist

Soil: sandy loam

Arrangement: opposite
Leaves: evergreen

Shape: ovate

Division: simple

Shape: tubular
Fruit: nut

 

Inflorescence: spike

Petals: not specified
Habit: not specified

Growth form: not specified

Taxonomy

Divisio:
Magnoliophyta
Subdivisio:
Magnoliophytina
Classis:
Rosopsida
Subclassis:
Caryophyllidae
Superordo:
Caryophyllanae
Ordo:
Caryophyllales

Iresine lindeni is a perennial.

Naming

Taxonomy

Iresine lindeni is a species in the genus Iresine which contains approximately 37 to 82 species and belongs to the family of the Amaranthaceae (Amaranth Family).

Characteristics

Growth

The perennials reach heights of 80 to 100 centimetres.

Leaves

Iresine lindeni is evergreen. The light-green, simple leaves are opposite. They are ovate, entire and petiolate.

Flowers and Fruits

Iresine lindeni produces tubular flowers that are arranged in spikes.

The perennials produce nuts.

Root System

Distribution

Iresine lindeni is native to Ecuador.

Cultivation

The perennials prefer a sunny situation on moderately moist soil. The substrate should be sandy loam. They tolerate temperatures down to -7°C (USDA zone 9).

Uses

The ornamental value of Iresine lindeni lies especially in the ornamental leaves.

Maintenance and Propagation

Cultivars

Pests and Diseases

Literature

  • Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
  • Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.

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