Polygonum plebeium R.Br.

 
  • Family : POLYGONACEAE
    (BUCKWHEAT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygonaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Polygonum plebeium R.Br.
  • Common name : Small Knotweed
  • Vernacular name : Raktha shanka pushpa (Sanskrit), Chantisaga, Muthisaga (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along lakeshores when water level receded
  • Comments / notes : Occasional on plains to 1500m. Gregarious on river banks and fallow fields
  • Flower, Fruit : December-June
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : Kannur district, Wayanad district, Palakkad district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Pathanamthitta district
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
  • Native : India, Africa, China, Madagascar, Sri Lanka, Pakistan
  • World Distribution : Africa, Tropical Asia, Australia.
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : J.L.Ellis, 1990- Flora of Nallamalais Vol. 2; H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; R. S. Rao et al., 1986 - Flora of West Godavari District; R. S. Rao and S. H. Sreeramulu, 1986 - Flora of Srikakulam District; H. O. Saxena and M. Brahmam, 1989 - The Flora of Similipahar (Similipal), Orissa; N.P.Singh, 1988. Flora of Eastern Karnataka; IUCN Red List; Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (2). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1.; 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 plebeium. Downloaded on 20 November 2019.

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