Polygonum glabrum Willd.

    (Buckwheat Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JANGLI PALAK FAMILY (जंगली पालक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POLYGONACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Persicaria glabra (Willd.) M.Gomez; Polygonum glabrum var. scabrinervis Hook. f.
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persicaria glabra (Willd.) M.Gómez
  • Common name : Common Marsh Buckwheat, Denseflower Knotweed
  • Vernacular name : Nirusanne soppu, Nirukanigalu (Kannada); Sivappu kumbakodaali (Tamil); Cherumukkala, Chuvannamuthalamookku, Kozhivalan (Malayalam)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Often in plains to 1400m. Gregarious by river or stream banks and low-lying marshy places.
  • Flower, Fruit : August-April
  • Distribution :
    • Andhra Pradesh : Kurnool district, Guntur district, Chittoor district, East Godavari district, Anantapur district, Srikakulam district
    • Karnataka : Bellary district, Kolar district
    • Kerala : All districts of Kerala
    • Maharashtra : Akola district
    • Odisha : Cuttack district, Bolangir district, Kalhandi district, Mayurbhanj district
    • Tamil Nadu : All districts of Tamil Nadu
  • World Distribution : Cosmopolitan
  • Conservation Status : Least Concern (LC)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; 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; 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 glabrum. Downloaded on 5 August 2021.

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