Iresine herbstii Hook.

 
  • Family : AMARANTHACEAE
    (AMARANTH FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Amaranthaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Iresine herbstii Hook.
  • Common name : Blood leaf, Beefsteak plant, Chicken Gizzard
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Widely cultivated, sometimes found as an escape
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Native : Tropical America
  • World Distribution : Cultivated in tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; Pullaiah, Ali Moulali, 1997. Fl. Andhra Pradesh, vol. 2; Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Iresine herbstii. Downloaded on 17 June 2019.

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