Polygonum pulchrum Blume

 
  • Family : POLYGONACEAE
    (BUCKWHEAT FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Polygonaceae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persicaria pulchra (Blume) Soják
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Along water courses in semi-evergreen and moist deciduous forests, also marshy areas in the plains
  • Flower, Fruit : Throughout the year
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Chittoor district, West Godavari district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Dharwad district, Uttara Kannada district, Hassan district
    • Kerala : Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district
    • Odisha : Ganjam district, Cuttack district, Keonjhar district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • Native : India
  • World Distribution : India, Tropical Africa, South Africa, Sri Lanka to Malesia
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : 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; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. ; 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 pulchrum. Downloaded on 22 November 2019.

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