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This genus is accepted, and its native range is S. Siberia to Indo-China.

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Flora Zambesiaca. Vol. 9, Part 3. Polygonaceae-Myriaceae. Pope GV, Polhill RM, Martins ES. 2006.

Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Perianth
Perianth 5-merous, campanulate; segments almost free, subequal, with a main vein and 2 collateral veins arising near the base Perianth 5-merous, campanulate; segments almost free, subequal, with a main vein and 2 collateral veins arising near the base.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Style
Styles 3, filiform; stigmas capitate
Distribution
A genus of c. 15 species mainly in eastern Asia, with one species (formerly in Harpagocarpus) native in tropical Africa and one naturalized and cultivated in temperate and tropical highland regions of the world.
Morphology General Habit
Annual or perennial herbs. Annual or perennial herbs
Morphology Stem
Stem erect, glabrous or hairy, hollow. Stem erect, glabrous or hairy, hollow
Morphology Leaves
Leaves alternate, petiolate. Leaves alternate, petiolate
Morphology Leaves Ocrea
Ocrea short, obliquely truncate, entire. Ocrea short, obliquely truncate, entire
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers
Flowers hermaphrodite, heterostylous, in shortly pedunculate bracteate clusters, arranged in terminal and axillary raceme-like panicles. Flowers hermaphrodite, heterostylous, in shortly pedunculate bracteate clusters, arranged in terminal and axillary raceme-like panicles
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Androecium Stamens
Stamens 7–8, alternating with yellow nectaries on the disk. Stamens 7–8, alternating with yellow nectaries on the disk
Morphology Reproductive morphology Flowers Gynoecium Pistil
Styles 3, filiform; stigmas capitate.
Morphology Reproductive morphology Fruits
Nut much exceeding the perianth, triquetrous with sharp angles and elsewhere sometimes with barbed bristles. Nut much exceeding the perianth, triquetrous with sharp angles and elsewhere sometimes with barbed bristles.

Native to:

Assam, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand, Tibet, Vietnam, West Himalaya

Introduced into:

Afghanistan, Alabama, Alaska, Albania, Alberta, Altay, Amur, Arizona, Austria, Bahamas, Baleares, Baltic States, Bangladesh, Belarus, Belgium, Bermuda, Bolivia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Buryatiya, California, Cape Provinces, Central European Rus, Chita, Colorado, Connecticut, Corse, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Delaware, Denmark, District of Columbia, East European Russia, Ethiopia, Finland, Florida, France, Free State, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Inner Mongolia, Iowa, Iraq, Irkutsk, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kamchatka, Kansas, Kazakhstan, Kentucky, Kenya, Khabarovsk, Kirgizstan, Korea, Krasnoyarsk, Krym, KwaZulu-Natal, Louisiana, Magadan, Maine, Manchuria, Manitoba, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mongolia, Montana, Mozambique, Nebraska, Netherlands, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, New Zealand North, New Zealand South, Newfoundland, North Carolina, North Dakota, North European Russi, Northern Provinces, Northwest European R, Norway, Nova Scotia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Poland, Portugal, Primorye, Prince Edward I., Qinghai, Québec, Rhode I., Romania, Sakhalin, Sardegna, Saskatchewan, Sicilia, South Carolina, South Dakota, South European Russi, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tadzhikistan, Tanzania, Tennessee, Texas, Transcaucasus, Turkey, Tuva, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Siberia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming, Xinjiang, Yakutskiya, Yugoslavia, Yukon, Zambia, Zaïre, Zimbabwe

Fagopyrum Mill. appears in other Kew resources:

First published in Gard. Dict. Abr. ed. 4: s.p. (1754)

Accepted by

  • Schuster, T.M., Reveal, J.L., Bayly, M.J. & Kron, K.A. (2015). An updated molecular phylogeny of Polygonoideae (Polygonaceae): relationships of Oxygonum, Pteroxygonum, and Rumex, and a new circumscription of Koenigia Taxon 64: 1188-1208.
  • Govaerts, R. (2001). World Checklist of Seed Plants Database in ACCESS E-F: 1-50919.

Literature

Flora Zambesiaca

  • Gard. Dict. abr. ed. 4, 1 (1754) nom. Conserve.

Flora of Tropical East Africa

  • Gard. Dict., abridg. ed. 4, 1 (1754)

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Kew Backbone Distributions
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Kew Names and Taxonomic Backbone
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