Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray

Images: None on this site.

Detailed records: Display species records QDS maps by: Google Maps Point records by Google Maps

Species details: Click on each item to see an explanation of that item (Note: opens a new window)

Synonyms: Polygonum lapathifolium L. subsp. maculatum (Gray) Dyer & Trin.
Common names:
Frequency: Frequent
Status: Introduced?
Robust erect semi aquatic annual herb, up to 3 m.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: Naturalized in wet places or riverbanks and around dams.
Altitude range: (metres)
Flowering time:Oct - May
Worldwide distribution: Native of Europe.
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Spot characters: Display spot characters for this species
Images last updated: Saturday 17 May 2008

Baumann, G. (2005). Photographic Guide to Wildflowers of Malawi Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi Pages 82 - 83. (Includes a picture).

Kirby, G. (2013). Wild Flowers of Southeast Botswana Struik Nature, Cape Town South Africa Page 291. (Includes a picture).

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 17 - 19. As Persicaria lapathifolia lapathifolia

Setshogo, M.P. (2005). Preliminary checklist of the plants of Botswana. Sabonet Report no. 37. Sabonet, Pretoria and Gaborone Page 93.


comments powered by Disqus

Other sources of information about Persicaria lapathifolia:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Persicaria lapathifolia
Flora of Malawi: Persicaria lapathifolia
Flora of Mozambique: Persicaria lapathifolia
Flora of Zambia: Persicaria lapathifolia

External websites:

African Plant Database: Persicaria lapathifolia
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Persicaria lapathifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Persicaria lapathifolia
ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Persicaria lapathifolia
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Persicaria lapathifolia
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Persicaria lapathifolia
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Persicaria lapathifolia
Ispot Southern Africa : Persicaria lapathifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Persicaria lapathifolia
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Persicaria lapathifolia
Tropicos: Persicaria lapathifolia
West African Plants database: Persicaria lapathifolia

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: Persicaria lapathifolia., retrieved 11 December 2016

Site software last modified: 2 July 2016 1:03pm (GMT +2)
Terms of use