Koenigia nepalensis D. Don, Prodr. Fl. Nepal. 74. 1825 (syn: Koenigia filicaulis (Wall. ex Meisn.) Hedberg; Polygonum filicaule Wall. ex Meisn. in Wall.) as per Flora of Pakistan;
Polygonum filicaule Wall. ex Meisn., Pl. Asiat. Rar. 3: 59 1832. (Syn: Koenigia binsarii (Silas & R.D.Gaur) R.D.Gaur (Unresolved); Koenigia filicaulis (Wall. ex Meisn.) Hedberg; Koenigia nepalensis D. Don; Persicaria minuta (Hayata) Nakai; Polygonum binsarii Silas & R.D.Gaur; Polygonum minutum Hayata; Polygonum radicans Hemsl.) as per The Plant List Ver.1.1;
Pakistan to China (Sichuan, Yunnan), Taiwan: China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Taiwan, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO (Koenigia filicaulis (Wall. ex Meisn.) Hedberg);
Common name: Nepal Purslane
Koenigia nepalensis (Polygonum filicaule)_RKC_04102011:
In response to the earlier post on Polygonum recumbens by … and …, I am uploading a few photographs of Koenigia nepalensis D. Don
(=Polygonum filicaule Wall ex Meisn.) for more clarification.
Loc.: On way to Churdhar (ca 1500m), Himachal Pradesh
Date: 10th August, 2010.
Perhaps we have to find out whether Polygonum filicaule (with both Koeningia filicaule and K. nepalensis as its synonyms according to The Plant List). or Koeningia nepalensis.
I could not get you point! Would you please elaborate?
I checked Fl. Pakistan too..
Flora of Pakistan was published in 2001. Both Flora of China (2003) and The Plant List (2010) recognize P. filicaule as correct name.
Considering Hedberg’s work (1997) on Koenigia (cant attach the PDF here due to big file size), I think the genus deserves a separate status and I would be happy to follow K. nepalensis as an accepted name. Moreover, I am not comfortable with the mixing of Persicaria and Polygonum in Fl. China. Rather, Fl. Pakistan’s treatment is justifiable and is in line with the molecular studies carried out by Kim & Donghue (2008) and others.
Hope to hear from you.
You managed to send the monograph in the previous mail. Yes the molecular data would help in deciding the ultimate status. Let us wait till we find some conclusions. Who knows you being an authority on the group could convince (through your publications) The Plant List and other recent databases to change their listing. After all most scientific community is bound to follow The Plant List.
Thanks for the good words and blessings sir! I am hopeful to convince the group in near future with my work.
VOF Week: Koenigia nepalensis?? at VoF:
Seen this herb at VoF. I think this is Koenigia nepalensis?? (Family: Polygonaceae).
Yes … Now Polygonum filicaule.
VoF Week :: DV :: 03 AUG 12 – 0220 :: herb with tiny flowers along Hemakund – Ghangaria trail:
3 AUG 12
Hemakund – Ghangaria trail … about 12300 ft
Habitat: mountain slope
Some Boraginaceae. Perhaps it would help more if you had cropped the photos and uploaded that plant only (lower right corner in both photographs).
Uploading cropped versions of above photos; hope they help.
Perhaps some Polygonum….
Me too have similar feeling,
Yes surely Polygonum, what was appearing like a Boraginaceae member from a distance. Perhaps P. recumbens.
Could it be Polygonum filicaule? I don’t know of many polygonums with bristly leaves.
… is right! This is definitely Polygonum filicaule (= Koenigia nepalensis) (Polygonaceae).
Vof Week: Polygonum filicaule from way to Hemkund Sahib:
Polygonum filicaule from way to Hemkund Sahib
Fwd: Polygonacaeae Fortnight- Koengia nepalensis approch to Churdhar at 3200,m in Sirmour Distt HP : 4 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (1).
Shot from Churdjar during our pleasent botanical Tour with Dr Ritesh Chaudjhery and Dr. Lee
Yes, latest name is Polygonum filicaule..
Thanks … for uploading a very clear image of Koenigia nepalensis D.Don.
Seen this herb at VoF.
A nice find indeed…I somehow missed it there…
Yes! It often grows in association with K. delicatula. Thanks for sharing.
Polygonum filicaule ABSEP2016/20 : 3 posts by 2 authors. 2 images.
Polygonum filicaule—Nepal Purslane
Above Ilaqa, HP 3200m and above 03-04 September 2016
I think appears close to images in threads under Koenigia nepalensis, of which it is a synonym.
Captured – Madhmaheshwar UK
Sir, I’m really sorry, because I just heard this name. I’ve never witnessed it before.
looking forward to more responses
Just a guess. Please check Sonerila tenera Royle. Flowers are not open so it is difficult to ID.
Can you send flower images when it blooms ?
Though leaves look similar to images at Sonerila tenera Royle, I think buds look different.
Please check in Polygonum. Closer to P. numularifolium.
Looks Correct ID. I was thinking of Persicaria earlier.
Kindly check with Koenigia nepalensis, syn: Koenigia filicaulis (Wall. ex Meisn.) Hedberg
I guess it is closer to Koenigia nummularifolia (Meisn.) Mesícek & Soják !
Not K. nummalarifolia. K. n. has distinct reniform/orbicular leaves.
Yes, that is the closest as per
efi thread Flora of Pakistan (Koenigia nepalensis D. Don) Annotated checklist of Flowering plants of Nepal (Koenigia nepalensis D. Don) Flora of China (Polygonum filicaule Wallich ex Meisner in Wallich) The Plant List Ver.1.1 Dinesh Valke’s Flickr Post India Biodiversity Portal POWO Flowers of India