Polygonum plebeium R.Br.

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Polygonum plebeium

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Hippo Pools

Polygonum plebeium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools

Polygonum plebeium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools

Polygonum plebeium

Photo: Bart Wursten
Hippo Pools

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Synonyms: Polygonum roxburghii Meisn.
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Status: Native
Description:
Prostrate, mat-forming herb. Stems reddish-brown, up to 1 m long, becoming somewhat woody at the base. Leaves subsessile, elliptic, oblong to linear-oblong, 5-13 mm long, leathery and hairless, dark green to reddish-brown; midrib conspicuous; margin rolled under. Ocrea silvery hyaline, c. 5 mm long, deeply frilled, hairless. Flowers c. 3.5 mm long, greenish-white with creamy-white, pinkish-white or pinkish-red lobes, in numerous 1-5-flowered, axillary clusters, surrounded by leafy bracts. Nut 1.2-2 mm long, trigonous with concave sides, smooth, black and shiny.
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Habitat: In alluvial soils of drying mud flats, pan margins, dry seasonal river beds and lake or river sides.
Altitude range: (metres) Up to 1350 m
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Worldwide distribution: Widespread in drier parts of Africa, Madagascar, tropical Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
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Literature:

Da Silva, M.C., Izidine, S. & Amude, A.B. (2004). A preliminary checklist of the vascular plants of Mozambique. Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 30 Sabonet, Pretoria Page 95.

Heath, A. & Heath, R. (2009). Field Guide to the Plants of Northern Botswana including the Okavango Delta Kew Publishing Page 189. (Includes a picture).

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 20 - 21. (Includes a picture).

Phiri, P.S.M. (2005). A Checklist of Zambian Vascular Plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 32 Page 85.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Polygonum plebeium
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West African Plants database: Polygonum plebeium


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Polygonum plebeium.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121780, retrieved 4 December 2016

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