Polygonum hydropiper var. hydropiper L.

    (Buckwheat Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JANGLI PALAK FAMILY (जंगली पालक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : POLYGONACEAE
  • Synonym(s) : Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Spach
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Persicaria hydropiper (L.) Delarbre
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Moist localities in semi-Evergreen forests
  • Flower, Fruit : December-July
  • Distribution :
    • Karnataka : Mandya district
    • Kerala : Wayanad district, Malappuram district, Thrissur district, Idukki district, Kottayam district, Alappuzha district
    • Odisha : Angul district
  • World Distribution : Tropics and western Europe
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : H.O. Saxena & M. Brahmam, 1995- Flora of Orissa Vol. 3; IUCN Red List of Threatened Species; 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 hydropiper var. hydropiper. Downloaded on 18 August 2022.

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