African Plant Database

Persicaria limbata (Meisn.) H. Hara
Protologue : Fl. E. Himalaya 71 (1966)
Information on the genus : Persicaria
Basionym : Polygonum limbatum Meisn.
Status for NA : accepted (present)
Status for SA : accepted (naturalised-introduced)
Status for TA : accepted (indigenous)
Synonym(s) Homotypic
 Polygonum limbatum Meisn. (1856)
Synonym(s) Heterotypic
=Polygonum piliferum Tikovsky (1953)
=Polygonum schinzii C.H. Wright (1913)
Ecology and distribution
Trop. Afr.
Biology : Erect perennial herb; stems branched, basally decumbent and branching stems, rooting at the lower nodes. Similar to U. crassifolia
Ecology : Damp places, often growing in water; 1000-1500 m alt. S. Africa (Transvaal, Cape Prov.), Namibia, Botswana; Egypt; tropical Asia.
South. Afr.
Biol./Eco : biology: perennial-Herb, Helophyte Ht 0.3 - 1.2 m. Alt 896 - 1465 m. Distribution: BOT, NAM, FS, GA, LP, MP, NC, NW

Bibliography for Tropical Africa :
  • Cat. Pl. Vasc. Burkina Faso:321 (2012)
  • Darbyshire, I. Kordofami, M. & al. (2015). The plants of Sudan and South Sudan, An annoted checklist. Kew Publishing
  • César J. & C. Chatelain (2019). Flore illustrée du Tchad. Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques de Genève, Coopération Suisse & Univ. N'Djaména

Bibliography for North Africa :
  • Med-Checklist 4: 355 (1989).
  • Fl. Egypt (Boulos) 1: 27 (1999).
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see under Herbarium, North Africa MPU
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Record n°116006 modified 2006-11-23
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