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Persicaria barbata (L.) H. Hara ? Hooghly 30-12-12 sk1:

Found this Persicaria species in a pond, filled with other vegetation.
H & H : about 3 to 4 ft tall
Date : 29/12/12
Place : Hooghly

I change my proposal, for-

  1. there is a similar pic in FoN that has been identified as P. barbata (L.) H. Hara. – http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=110&taxon_id=242100088
  2. but the illustration at FoP shows different type of ochrea – http://www.efloras.org/object_page.aspx?object_id=44863&flora_id=5
  3. pics of P. barbata can also be seen at – http://www.natureloveyou.Persicariabarbata.html
  4. in contrast to above, pic of P. limbata (Meisn.) Hara can be found at – http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/image-display.php?species_id=121830&image_id=2 and at http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121830
Bengal Plants. ii. 884. informs –
  • limb of ochrea scabrid, ciliate, spreading or recurved
F. B. I. v. 30. informs –
  • leaves 4-8 inch, shortly petioled lanceolate acuminate….. inflorescence and nut of P. tomentosum…..

I think it is Persicaria limbata (Meisn.) Hara, NOT P. barbata (L.) H. Hara.


Thanks for this post …!
Persicaria limbata from me too. Ochrea with a spreading limb are visible in the fourth photograph.
These links will also help.

Thank you very much for confirming and the links.


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