Persicaria chinensis (L.) H. Gross

    (Buckwheat Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JANGLI PALAK FAMILY (जंगली पालक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : POLYGONACEAE
  • Basionym : Polygonum chinense L.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persicaria chinensis (L.) H. Gross
  • Common name : Chinese Knot Weed
  • Vernacular name : Mukkala, Mudanthi, Oduthan, Thondi, Thiruthanni, Poovallikodi (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Shrub
  • Habitat : Evergreen, semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Kerala : KSR, Kannur district, Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Palakkad district, TSR, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Kollam district, PNT, Thiruvananthapuram district
    • Tamil Nadu : Coimbatore district, Dindigul district, Kanyakumari district, Namakkal district, The Nilgiri district, Salem district, Theni district, Tirunelveli district
  • World Distribution : Indo-Malaysia, China
  • Literature : Sasidharan, N. 2011. Flowering plants of Kerala. DVD, V 2, KFRI.; Henry, Kumari & Chithra (1987). Flora of Tamil Nadu, India vol.2.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. chinensis. Downloaded on 14 July 2020.

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