Persicaria lapathifolia (L.) Gray

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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
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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).

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 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.

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

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Persicaria lapathifolia
African Plant Database: Persicaria lapathifolia
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Persicaria lapathifolia
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Persicaria lapathifolia
GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility): Persicaria lapathifolia
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IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Persicaria lapathifolia
JSTOR Plant Science: Persicaria lapathifolia
Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Persicaria lapathifolia
Plants of the World Online: Persicaria lapathifolia
Tropicos: Persicaria lapathifolia
Wikipedia: Persicaria lapathifolia

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Persicaria lapathifolia., retrieved 16 June 2024

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