A synopsis of the genus Persicaria (Polygonaceae) in Thailand


  • chortip Kantachot Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, Ubonratchathani University, Varinchamrab district, Ubon Ratchathani, 34190, Thailand.
  • Pranom Chantaranothai Applied Taxonomic Research Center, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Mueang district, Khon Kaen, 40002, Thailand.
  • David A. Simsom Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Richmond, Surrey TW9 3AB, UK.


Synopsis, Persicaria, Polygonaceae, Thailand


A synopsis of Persicaria Mill. in Thailand is presented which summarizes the results of recent work on the family. Twenty-one species and 26 taxa are recognized, including three species, Persicaria paradoxa, P. pubescens and P. wallichii which are newly recorded in the country. Persicaria barbata var. stagnina, P. nepalensis, P. paradoxa and Polygonum viscosum var. α ramosissimum are lectotypifi ed. Two new combinations are made, P. chinensis var. hispida and P. paradoxa. Keys to the species and varieties are provided, together with information on distribution and ecology.


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Kantachot, chortip, Chantaranothai, P., & Simsom, D. A. (2014). A synopsis of the genus Persicaria (Polygonaceae) in Thailand. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), (38), 128–149. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/ThaiForestBulletin/article/view/24398