Oxyria digyna (L.) Hill

 
  • Family : POLYGONACEAE
    (Buckwheat Family)
  • Family (Hindi name) : JANGLI PALAK FAMILY (जंगली पालक फैमिली)
  • Family (as per The APG System III) : Polygonaceae
  • Basionym : Rumex digynus L.
  • Synonym(s) : Donia digyna (L.) R.Br.
  • Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Oxyria digyna (L.) Hill
  • Common name : Mountain Sorrel, Wood sorrel, Alpine sorrel
  • Vernacular name :
    • Lamanchu (Ladakhi)
  • Habit : Herb
  • Habitat : Open slopes and grazing grounds
  • Comments / notes : Glabrous fleshy herbs
  • Key identification features : Leaves orbicular or reniform. Racemes lax. Wing of fruit membranous
  • Flower, Fruit : May-July
  • Distribution :
    • Uttarakhand : Valley of Flowers
    • Himachal Pradesh : Chamba district,Kangra district,Kinnaur district,Kullu district,Lahaul & Spiti district
  • Native : Subarctic & Subalpine
  • Exotic/Native : Native
  • World Distribution : Northen Hemisphere
  • Literature :
    • Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 349
    • Nair, N. G (1977).Flora of Bashahr Himalayas. International Bioscience Publishers: 241
    • Chowdhery, H. J. & Wadhwa, B. H (1984). Flora of Himachal Pradesh Vol. 1. Published BSI:610
  • Read more :
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Deepak Kumar (2024). India Flora Online. http://indiafloraonline-ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Oxyria digyna. Downloaded on 16 July 2024.

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