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Polygonum pulchrum Blume
Protologue : Bijdr. Fl. Ned. Ind. 11: 530 (1826)
Information on the genus : Polygonum
Status for MA : rejected (present), is synonym of : Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre
Status for TA : accepted (present)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Persicaria attenuata subsp. pulchra (Blume) K.L. Wilson (1990)
 Persicaria pulchra (Blume) Soják (1974)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=*Polygonum tomentosum Willd. (1799) non Schrank
=Polygonum lapathifolium L. (1753)
=Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Delarbre (1800)
=*Polygonum tomentosum Willd. (1799)
=Polygonum lapathifolium subsp. maculatum (Gray) Dyer & Trimen
=Persicaria maculata Gray (1821)
=Polygonum lapathifolium var. maculatum Dyer & Trimen
=Polygonum nodosum Pers. (1805)
=Polygonum lapathifolium var. nodosum (Pers.) Weinm. (1837)
=Polygonum tomentosum Schrank (1789)
=Polygonum lapathifolium subsp. verum auct.
=Polygonum lapathifolium var. gibbosum Chabert (1891)
=Polygonum persicaria var. incanum Roth (1789)
=Polygonum lapathifolium var. incanum (Roth) Koch (1837)
=Polygonum biforme Wahlenb. (1824)
=Polygonum persicaria var. biforme (Wahlenb.) Fr. (1839)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Stout softly hairy perennial, 1 m tall or more; stems branched, perennial herb; stem 0,5-40 cm long, 1-5 mm .
Ecology : Very variable. Damp places, river-sides, papyrus-swamps, etc.; sometimes in brackish water; sea-level- 2500 m alt.
  Tropical Asia; Australia; Madagascar.

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • BOUDET G. & J.P. LEBRUN (1986). Catalogue des plantes vasculaires du Mali. Etudes et Synthèses IEMVT 16 : 52
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:321 (2012)

Bibliography for Southern Africa :
  • KLOPPER R.R., CHATELAIN C,. & AL. (2006). Checklist Flowering Plants of Sub-Saharan Africa. Sabonet report 42 : 538
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Record n°115965 modified 2009-09-02
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