Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Greene, Leafl. bot. observ. 1:21. 1904 (Syn: (≡) Persicaria amplexicaulis (D. Don) Ronse Decr.; (≡) Polygonum amplexicaule D. Don (basionym); (=) Polygonum amplexicaule var. speciosum Hook. f.) as per GRIN;
Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr., Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 98: 368 1988. (Syn: Bistorta amplexicaulis (D.Don) Greene; Bistorta amplexicaulis var. alba Munshi & Javeid ……….; Bistorta henryi Yonek. & H.Ohashi; Bistorta oxyphylla (Wall. ex Meisn.) Greene; Bistorta petiolata (D.Don) Petrov; Bistorta sinomontana (Sam.) Miyam.; Bistorta sinomontana var. pubifolia Miyam. & H.Ohba; Bistorta speciosa (Wall. ex Meisn.) Greene; Polygonum amplexicaule D.Don) as per The Plant List;
E. Afghanistan to Central China: Afghanistan, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, Nepal, Pakistan, West Himalaya; Introduced into: Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Sweden as per POWO;
Common name: Red Mountain Fleeceflower, Red Bistorta, Red Mountain fleece • Hindi: Amli, Kutrya • Nepali: च्याउ फूल Chyaau Phool, रक्तय्राउलो Raktaryaaulo
Wild Flower- Sikkim:
sharing the shot of a wild flower from Kyangnosla WLS of Sikkim.
Whats the common name of this flower?
Wild Flower for ID : 131011 : 131011 : AK-3:
Pictures taken on the 11th of Sept,11 on way to Gulmarg.
Found growing wild near the viewpoint on the way up the mountain.
VoF Week :: DV :: 01 AUG 12 – 1209 :: terminal spiked herb along Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail:
1 AUG 12
Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail … about 7800 ft
Habitat: mountain slope
Many thanks … but a query surfaces in my mind
I am wondering whether the plant in link is same as the posted plant here.
Yes … You find this colour variation common.
It was earlier called Bistorta amplexicaulis var. alba however that is now treated as a synonym of Persicaria amplexicaulis.
VoF Week: Persicaria amplexicaulis along “Govindghat – Ghangaria Trail”.:
I wish there was a photograph showing leaves.
VoF Week: Polygonum amplexicaule from way to Valley:
Yes … Very good photographs.
Very good illustrative photographs. … I appreciate your hunger for studying more and more plants including maximum documentations of the characters.
VoF Week: 16092012 BS-1. Polygonaceae Herb for id from way to Govindghat- Ghangriya:
VOF Week: Persicaria for id from the Trek:
It is Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr
Thanks … I was almost sure this being P. amplexicaulis…the only doubtful thing is the attached plant which is also identified as P. amplexicaul(e)is….hope to get clarifications
yes it is also same
now i am confused… is perscicaria and polgonum the same?
Treatments of Polygonum and related genera (subfamily Polygonoideae) those by Haraldson and Ronse Decraene & Akeroyd, have segregated species of Polygonum in the broad sense adopted into two separate tribes, Polygoneae and Persicarieae. The remainder of Polygonum in the broad sense is generally assigned to Persicaria (or a varying number of segregate genera, such as Aconogonon and Bistorta) which, with Antenoron and Koenigia, comprises the tribe Persicarieae.
Characters for segregation of Two species:
Polygonum: . Flowers axillary, solitary or in small clusters, sometimes forming lax leafy spikes. Perianth (4- or)5-parted, not enlarged in fruit. Stamens 5-8, reduced in number in outer whorl; filaments, especially the inner, strongly dilated at base.
Persicaria: Inflorescence spicate, spikes usually several. Tepals fused for about 1/3 their length. Nectaries free, globular. Styles 1, bifid or trifid.
… can be more useful for clarification.
thanks for thew science… but i was referring to the conversation you and … were having…
Perhaps of your interest (or you may already know) this species is important medicinal plant and also popular herbal tea.
Yes this plant produces bith white, pink to almost red flowers. … in this thread uploaded plant with white flowers, identified as Percaria amplexicaulis (Polygonum amplexicaule). Since … had earlier uploaded a red flowered plant also identified as P. amplexicaule, so he had some confusion, and uploaded it again. To which … replied “yes it is also same”.
I hope it clarifies any confusion.
no it does not
There are two different aspects of taxonomy
1. identifying the plant correctly: you identify a plant as tamatar, tomato, Lycopersicon lycopersicum, Lycopersicon esculentum or Solanum lycopersicum,………it is a correct identification for our common plant
2. Correct nomenclature: what should be the correct scientific name used when communicating. The herbarium sheets world over will bear the scientific name applicable when the sheet was prepared, and very rarely these labels are changed. Similarly many of have thousands of photographs with label that will bear the name which we knew (depending on the book we have used) at the time of identification. In fact all my photographs of this species will have label Polygonum amplexicaule. Only when I upload these photos, I will mention the current accepted name Persicaria amplexicaulis in the text, the photograph label be same old Polygonum.
Why I mentioned tomato is because this plant Originally names Solanum lycopersicon, underwent lot of name changes when transferred to genus Lycopersicon (Lycopersicon lycopersicon to Lycopersicon lycopersicum because former is a tautonym—a repeated name not accepted in botany although accepted in Zoology). The experts had to sit in 1981 and declare Lycopersicon esculentum as nomina conservanda. We used this as correct name for nearly two decades till it was thought that tomato is a part of Solanum, and we started using Solanum lycopersicon as correct name (See GRIN). 2010 onwards we are again finding The Plant List using Lycopersicon esculentum as the correct name.
Nice explanation with apt example …
Since tomato is the example here, I thought the article in this link is relevant here.
The introduction part provides some background information on the nomenclature of tomato and its allied taxa.
Thanks … and … this opened up a gate… found that Polygonum sp many of its members are now re-classified ad Persicaria…. fine, accept that… so end to this case and … thanks for the paper… dont understand it too well in details, only the gist, that’s ok, am not a botanist, let alone a taxonomist, nitty gritty details go well over my head just now…. will persevere though…
Bistorta sp from Paddar valley J&K 03: Kindly validate the ID
Syn: Bistorta amplexicaulis
Location: Paddar valley J&K.
Date: 6th August 2011.
Altitude: About 3000 meters asl
Amarnath Yatra: Wild flower for ID (NSJ-02 03/09/2013) : Attachments (1). 4 posts by 4 authors.
Looks like Persicaria amplexicaulis, very common in Himalayas..
Agree with … ID. Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr. Family: Polygonaceae
Polygonaceae Fortnight: Persicaria amplexicaulis along “Govindghat – Ghangaria Trail”.-PKA23: : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2).
Nice close ups!
Polygonaceae Fortnight: Polygonum amplexicaule ?? at Manali -PKA8 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
This herb was seen near Manali. (Family: Polygonaceae)
Bot. name: Polygonum amplexicaule
Polygonaceae Fortnight- Persicaria amplexicaulis from Chakrata:: NS May 12 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5).
This is quite common in Chakrata area…
Polygonaceae Fortnight- Persicaria amplexicaulis from Chakrata “alba”:: NS May 15 : 7 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (5).
I am again sharing these clicks from Chakrata, this is Persicaria amplexicaulis..
What a beauuty !!
Yes, this is very beautiful..
Polygonaceae Fortnight- Persicaria amplexicaulis “Red” from Chakrata:: NS May 14 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (6).
This is also occasionally found in Chakrata area, this looks very attractive when in blooms..
I believe this is also Persicaria amplexicaulis..
POLYGONACEAE FORTNIGHT 1-14 May 2014: Bistorta amplexicaulis from Uttarakhand_DSR_14 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (2).
Very good close up! Thanks for sharing!
Polygonaceae Fortnight: Persicaria amplexicaulis from Kashmir-GSMAY27: 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (4).
Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Persicaria amplexicaule : : Gulmarg,Kashmir : 140514 : AK-6 :3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).
Seen growing wild on way to Gulmarg in Sept, 2011.
Persicaria amplexicaule Syn: Polygonum amplexicaule:
It’s roots are astringent and useful in diarrhoea & dysentery.
Flowers are both pinkish white as well as deep pink in terminal spikes. Leaves are amplexicaule.
In the present photo , this feature is not very clear.
Polygonaceae Fortnight: Persicaria amplexicaulis from Manali-GSMAY28: 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (3).
Persicaria amplexicaulis photographed from Manali
This species is quite common and much variable in flower colour being white, pink or red.
Nice to see so many different colours of Persicaria amplexicaulis.. Thanks … for sharing..
Polygonaceae Fortnight- Persicaria amplexicaulis “pink” from Shimla:: NS May 43 : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (2).
Perhaps this wild plant can become good choice for a garden plant too..
I have already shared two colours, red and white, from Chakrata.. this time this is pink from Shimla..
Thanks … for sharing various Persicaria .. All yr uploads are unique..
Polygonaceae Fortnight : 1 – 14 May 2014 : Persicaria amplexicaule : Patni Top,Kashmir : 150514 : AK-19 : Attachments (1). 5 posts by 3 authors.
Seen at Patni Top, on way to Pahalgam in Sept, 2011.
Yes! Better to treat under Bistorta. Thanks for sharing.
HP, Oct 2014 :: Requesting ID validation – Persicaria amplexicaulis :: ARKDEC-36 : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3).
Yes …, you are right..
Yes, mam it is Persicaria amplexicaulis
Flowering plant for ID ABSEP01/01 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 5 images.
Found this at 1850m growing among grasses on the slopes. Please help identify it.
Above Mcleodganj, Dharamshala, HP
06 September 2015
This is Persicaria amplexicaulis….
Found seeds forming on this Persicaria amplexicaulis too on 25 August and am sharing here. 2 images.
Flower for Id- ID19102015SH1 : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Old picture of flower for Id pl.
Location – Chakrata,Uttarakhand.
Looks like Persicaria amplexicaulis (Polygonaceae).
Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr. : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (10)
Sharing some pictures I guess is Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr. shot at Chandragiri Hill on 19 September 2016 at 8200 ft.
Nepali Name: Chyaau Phool च्याउ फूल / Raktaryaaulo रक्तय्राउलो
Thanks, …, for the wonderful set.
Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Greene : 2 posts by 1 author. Attachments (8)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Phulchoki, Lalitpur
Date: 3 July 2019
Elevation: 2387 m.
Habit : Wild
Syn : Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr.
Wild flower- Sikkim-4: got this wild flower during my birding- trip to Sikkim. pic taken at Kyangnosla Wildlife sanctuary…at an altitude of 11,000 feet.
Polygonum (Polygonaceae) collected in Jammu & Kashmir State : 2 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (3)
lease find attached the images of Polygonum (Polygonaceae) collected in Jammu & Kashmir State. Thank you very much for your help.
Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Greene
Plant for ID-PC-19-17.09.2015 : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3)
please identify the plant for Warsaw Botanical Garden.
Please can you look at Persicaria amplexicaulis, thank you.
I apologize that my eyes cannot see the image clearly so this may be incorrect.
Probably Persicaria amplexicaulis
Yes it is Bistorta amplexicaulis
VoF Week :: Persicaria amplexicaulis along Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail: Persicaria amplexicaulis (D.Don) Ronse Decr. … (syn. Polygonum amplexicaule D.Don … family: Lamiaceae)
1 AUG 12
Govind Ghat – Ghangaria trail ... about 8000 ft
Many thanks … for appreciating and many more for pointing out the error.
Persicaria into Lamiaceae … just NO NO … my copy-paste template blunder !!! … I will be extra careful 🙂
A very common plant in Himalayas. The rootstock used in making herbal tea.
2 AUG 12
Valley of Flowers … about 11000 – 12000 ft
Habitat: sloping meadow
Habit: small shrub, about 50 – 60 cm high, tiny flower: about 3 – 5 mm across
…surely a Polygonum species…
Leaves should help, but I won’t be surprised if it finally identifies with Persicaria amplexicaulis.
Yes …, in the one but last photo, I get to see amplexicaule leaves.
Help me to identify this plant sp. Location kashmir: 2 high resolution images.
Leafless and habitatless sp. ??
Habitat: mountains of kashmir Himalayas
I mean no images? Just flower came out without leaves and stem ?
Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Greene !
Bistorta amplexicaulis variety alba: 3 high res. images.
Yes, nice photographs.
Bistorta amplexicaulis (D. Don) Greene: 6 very high res. images.
Location: Dailekh, West Nepal
Date: 12 August 2021
Habit : Wild