Koenigia alpina (All.) T.M.Schust. & Reveal (syn: Aconogonon alpinum (All.) Schur; Aconogonon alpinum var. elephantinum Stepanov; Aconogonon diffusum (Willd. ex Spreng.) N.N. Tzvel.; Aconogonon dshawachischwilii (Charkev.) Holub; Aconogonon dshawachischwilii (Charkev.) Sojak; Aconogonon jeholense (Kitagawa) Hara; Aconogonon polymorphum Nakai; Gononcus undulatus (Murr.) Raf.; Persicaria alpina (All.) H. Gross; Persicaria dshawachischwilii (Kharkev.) Cubey; Pleuropteropyrum alpinum (All.) Kitag.; Pleuropteropyrum japonicum (Maxim.) Nakai; Pleuropteropyrum jeholense Kitagawa; Pleuropteropyrum undulatum (Murr.) A. Löve & D. Löve; Polygonum acidum Pall.; Polygonum alpinum All.; Polygonum ciliatum Willd. ex Spreng.; Polygonum diffusum Willd. ex Spreng.; Polygonum divaricatum Vill.; Polygonum dshawachischwilii Charkev.; Polygonum jeholense (Kitag.) Baranov & Skvortsov ex S.X. Li &
Y.L. Chang; Polygonum latifolium Kotschy ex Boiss.; Polygonum ochreatum Willd. ex Meisn.; Polygonum polymorphum Ledeb.; Polygonum polymorphum var. japonicum Maxim.; Polygonum sibiricum L. fil.; Polygonum undulatum Murr.; Polygonum weyrichii var. alpinum (All.) Maxim. ex Franch. &
Sav.) as per Catalogue of Life;  


Plant for ID from Paddar valley J&K: 131111 SRANA 03:

Can this plant be Polygonum alpinum
Date: 1st August 2011
Location: Paddar valley district Kishtwar J&K.
Altitude: 2333 meters asl
Plant height: 1.5 meters
Habit/habitat: wild

I think yes

Polygonum alpinum All. is considered as an accpeted name by Tropicos & Flora of China, while GRIN (updated in 2009) considers it as a syn. of Aconogonon alpinum (All.) Schur.
Which one should we consider as correct.

In my opinion, Aconogonon alpinum (All.) Schur.

Thanks a lot, …



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