Polygonum nepalense Meisn.

 
  • Family : POLYGONACEAE
    (BUCKWHEAT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygonaceae
  • Synonym(s) : Persicaria nepalensis (Meisn.) H. Gross
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persicaria nepalensis (Meisn.) Miyabe
  • Common name : Nepal Persicaria
  • Vernacular name : Cherumukkala (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Evergreen and shola forests
  • Comments / notes : Often a weed of cultivation, along streams
  • Flower, Fruit : September-February
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Idukki district, Kottayam district, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district
    • Tamil Nadu : Shevaroy Hills, Yercaud Hills (Salem district)
  • World Distribution : Tropical Africa, Afghanistan, Himalayas, India, China, Japan, Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983; 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=Polygonum nepalense. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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