Taxon: Polygonum argyrocoleon Steud. ex Kunze

 
Genus: Polygonum
Family: Polygonaceae
  Subfamily: Polygonoideae
      Tribe: Polygoneae
Nomen number: 316792
Place of publication: Linnaea 20:17. 1847
Name Verified on: 09-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 09-Mar-2004
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

  • Persian knotweed  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • silver-sheath knotweed  (Source: Names Beetle) - English
  • ghardab  (Source: Ill L Qatar) - Arabic
  • zhou bian xu  (Source: F ChinaEng) - Transcribed Chinese

Economic Importance:

  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (plant of disturbed sites fide F CalifJep)

Distributional Range:

    Native:

  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • China: China - Gansu, - Nei Monggol, - Qinghai, - Xinjiang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
    • Mongolia: Mongolia
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan; Iran; Iraq
  • Europe

    • East Europe: Russian Federation-European part - European part

  • Naturalized:

    . natzd. elsewhere

References:

  • Beetle, A. A. Recommended plant names. Univ. Wyoming Agr. Exp. Sta. Res. J. 31. 1970 (Names Beetle)
  • Czerepanov, S. K. Vascular plants of Russia and adjacent states (the former USSR). 1995 (L USSR)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. 1993- (F NAmer)
  • Groth, D. 2005. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. 1993 (F CalifJep)
  • Holm, L. et al. A geographical atlas of world weeds. 1979 (Atlas WWeed)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. 1994 (L US Can ed2)
  • Komarov, V. L. et al., eds. Flora SSSR. 1934-1964 (F USSR)
  • Norton, J. et al. Illustrated checklist of the flora of Qatar. 2009 (Ill L Qatar)
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)
  • Rechinger, K. H., ed. Flora iranica. 1963- (F Iran)
  • Rollins, R. C. & I. A. Al-Shehbaz 1986. Weeds of south-west Asia in North America with special reference to the Cruciferae Proc. Roy. Soc. Edinburgh 89B:298.
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). 1994- (F ChinaEng)

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