Persicaria posumbu (Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don) H. Gross, L. E. T. Loesener, Beih. Bot. Centralbl., Abt. 2, 37(2):113. 1919 (Syn: (=) Persicaria cespitosum (Blume) Nakai; (=) Polygonum cespitosum Blume; (≡) Polygonum posumbu Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don (basionym)) as per GRIN;
Persicaria posumbu subsp. posumbu (syn: Persicaria caespitosa (Bl.) Nakai; Persicaria posumbu (Buch-Ham. ex D. Don) Nakai; Persicaria posumbu var. albiflora Iwata; Persicaria posumbu var. laxiflora (Meisn.) H.Hara; Persicaria yokusaiana (Makino) Nakai; Persicaria yokusaiana var. laxiflora (Meisn.) H.Hara; Persicaria yokusaianum Makino; Polygonum caespitosum Bl.; Polygonum caespitosum var. laxiflorum Meisn.; Polygonum caespitosum subsp. yokusaianum (Makino) Danser; Polygonum decumbens De Bruyn; Polygonum donii Wall.; Polygonum gracile Herb. Ham. ex Hook. fil.;  Polygonum posumbu Buch.-Ham. ex D. Don; Polygonum posumbu f. albiflorum (Iwata) G. Murata; Polygonum procumbens De Bruyn; Polygonum rhizocaulon De Bruyn; Polygonum yokusaianum Makino) as per Catalogue of Life       
North Korea, South Korea, Japan (Hokkaido, Honshu, Shikoku, Kyushu), Ryukyu
Isl., China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan,
Heilongjiang, Henan, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Jilin, Liaoning, Shaanxi,
Shandong, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Taiwan, Tibet, India, Indonesia,
Philippines (Luzon, Mindanao), Nepal, Georgia [Caucasus] (introduced), Russian
Far East, Nicobars (Great Nicobar Isl., Little Nicobar Isl.), Vietnam, Bhutan,
Sikkim, ?Jammu & Kashmir
, USA (introduced) (Pennsylvania (introduced))
 as per Catalogue of Life      





Another Polygonaceae for id 150211MK2:  Kindly help to identify this Polygonaceae member. The location is on the perennial river [Moyar] at eastern most part of Nilgiris district in TN.
I also recorded this plant in Mudumalai wls at an altitude of c 800msl in a riverine patch. 

Date/Time- 10-02-2011 / 1:00 PM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPriver in Nilgiris RF; TN. c 350 msl
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- wild, riparian
Plant Habit-herb
Height/Length- c. 70 cm
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- c. 7 X 2 cm
Inflorescence Type/ Size- raceme; up to 6cm long
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- pink; c 0.3cm across

Can it be Persicaria hydropiper

Persicaria hydropiper

I’ll go with Persicaria posumbu.




ID No. 29042011 RD16:  Please help me to know this small herb
Date/Time-09/04/2011- 09 AM
Location- Place, Altitude, GPS-  Assam,
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- Wild Type
Plant Habit- Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb-  Common herb
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- Leaf
Inflorescence Type/ Size- as seen in the photos
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- White,
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- Not seen

I hope Persicaria posumbu



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Location:  Godawari, Nepal  
Date: 18 April 2018
Altitude: 5000 ft.
Habit: Wild 

I am not able to conclude anything with these photographs. Looks close to Persicaria caespitosa, but not sure. 

I think your guess matching.
The Plant List says no synonym whereas the Catalogue of life says some synonyms.
Request for the final validation.

Thanks, … for sharing the links. I would suggest you dissect the specimen if you have one. Persicaria is a complicated genus and hybridization is also frequent.

Your plant is close to P. caespitosa, but I cannot confirm the ID based on the given pictures.  


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