Aconogonon rumicifolium (Royle ex Bab.) H.Hara

 
  • Family : POLYGONACEAE
    (Buckwheat Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JANGLI PALAK FAMILY (जंगली पालक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Polygonaceae
  • Basionym : Polygonum rumicifolium Royle ex Bab.
  • Synonym(s) : Aconogonon hissaricum (Popov) Soják
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Koenigia rumicifolia (Royle ex Bab.) T.M.Schust. & Reveal
  • Common name : Dock-Leaf Knotweed
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : High mountain, shrubberies, alpine slopes
  • Comments / notes : The young shoots are edible
  • Key identification features : Leaves succulent, flowers in terminal branched clusters, flowers greenish-yellow.
  • Flower, Fruit : June-August
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Valley of Flowers
    • Himachal Pradesh : Kinnaur district, Lahaul & Spiti district, Shimla district
  • Native : Asia-Temperate
  • Exotic/Native : Exotic
  • World Distribution : Western Himalaya, Nepal,Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan
  • Literature :
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 343
    • Chowdhery, H. J. & Wadhwa, B. H (1984). Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 2. Published BSI: 607
    • Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 239
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Aconogonon rumicifolium. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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