Persicaria microcephala (D. Don) H. Gross, Bot. Jahrb. Syst. 49:277. 1913 (Syn: (≡) Polygonum microcephalum D. Don (basionym));
Himalaya to Central & E. Central China: Assam, Bangladesh, China North-Central, China South-Central, China Southeast, East Himalaya, India, Nepal, Tibet, West Himalaya as per POWO;


Polygonum microcephalum D.Don. from Kamrup district, Assam:
Attached images are Polygonum microcephalum D.Don.
Date :17/11/2012
Location: Mirza, Kamrup district (Rural)
Habit :Shrub
Family : Polygonaceae
Genus & species : Polygonum microcephalum D.Don.
Vern. name : Madhu-saleng (Assamese)
Flower : Small, white in colour
Fruits :not seen

Attached images are Polygonum microcephalum D. Don collected from Assam.
It is used as vegetable in Assam, known as Madhu-saleng (Assamese).  

Yes for P. microcephala. Common in Arunachal too. Thanks for sharing …







Plant for ID (x) : 5 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (6).
Bangalore 6th May

Polygonaceae member?

Did you find this plant in wild? Or was it brought from outside and cultivated?
Because the capitate head, trianguar-ovate leaves with winged petiole are pointing to Persicaria microcephala… but that plant is distributed in E. Himalaya only. Wondering how it reached Bangalore.
Comments awaited.

It is very likely that this plant is the Persicaria sp. You have mentioned.


SK502 04 MAY-2017:ID : 16 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (4)

Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 21 April 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.
Persicaria …??

Persicaria nepalensis, I think. The flowers can be white or pink, leaves with winged stems clasping the stem, common here at 5000m.

Persicaria microcephala (D.Don) H. Gross
Family: Polygonaceae

Thank you …! Polygonum microcephalum D. Don
Nepali Names : वन पिरे Van Pire / ढुङ्गा लहरा Dhungaa Laharaa / मसिनो ठोट्ने Masino Thotne

Thanks, … for the local names. Pl consider Persicaria microcephala as the accepted name.

Thank you … I thought the Plant List gave the correct accepted name !

Please don’t rely completely on The Plant List. So many names are still unresolved there. The Persicaria and Polygonum mystery is almost solved based on recent molecular works. I hope The Plant List will get updated soon.

What is this mystery?

Thank you … Can you please suggest any link we can fully rely on ?

For Persicaria, GRIN is better than TPL. Though none of them is 100% correct.

SK623 06 JUL-2017:ID : 8 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (9)
Location: Soureni, Mirik, India
Date: 18 May 2017
Altitude: 4200 ft.
Persicaria …..??

Persicaria microcephala (D.Don) H.Gross is the closest match for me. The description provided in Fl. China shows slight deviation with the herbarium samples kept in Kew.

Persicaria microcephala (Wall. ex D. Don) Sasaki ??? : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (8)- around 600 kb each.
Location: Soureni, India
Date: 8 May 2018
Altitude: 4200 ft.
Habit : Wild

Appears close as per images at Persicaria microcephala

SK1574 16 Nov 2018 : 7 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (8) – around 500 kb
Location: Nagarkot, Nepal  
Date: 27 October 2018
Elevation: 6800 ft.
Habit : Wild
Persicaria microcephala (D.Don)  ?? or subsp.??
Please note spikes in the margin of upper leaves.
POWO says specimen collected from Nepal but did not mention distribution for Nepal.

To me appears doubtful as per images at Persicaria microcephala

Presence of eight stamens (_DSC0398) and truncate ocrea (_DSC0404) are pointing towards Persicaria microcephala (D.Don) H. Gross (Polygonaceae).
Here is the reference image:
Hope this helps.

Flora of Arunachal Pradesh- Namdhapa near Miao- Herb 8 for Id- JM:
Wild at Namdhapa near Miao, Arunachal Pradesh in 3rd week of August’10. 

– Do you have some more photographs with basal leaves?
Most probably it is  Polygonum microcephalum D. Don (Polygonaceae).

– I have only this picture & no picture showing basal leaves. Here are a few links of Polygonum microcephalum: (Type)… (An image) (Images)

Polygonum species.  But does not look like P. microcephalum.  One more doubt.  The third picture looks different from the first two.

Appears close as per images at Persicaria microcephala