Genus: Bistorta (L.) Scop.

Possible synonym of: Persicaria (L.) Mill.

Family: Polygonaceae
Subfamily: Polygonoideae
Tribe: Persicarieae
Genus number: 17084
Last updated: 01-Apr-2011
Accession Count: 24 (12 active, 5 available) in National Plant Germplasm System
Comments: Bistorta J. Hill (1753) & Bistorta Mill. (1754 Jan) are nom. inval.

List of Species Records in GRIN

References for genus:

  • Ronse Decraene, L.-P. & J. R. Akeroyd 1988. Generic limits in Polygonum and related genera (Polygonaceae) on the basis of floral characters. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 98:335.
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Fruit: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Check Index Nomninum Genericorum for Bistorta
Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: Accessed 21 November 2018.