Koenigia nummularifolia (Meisn.) Mesicek & Sojak in Folia Geobot. Phytotax. 8(1): 110. 1973 (Syn: Polygonum nummularifolium Meisn. in DC.);

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Seen this tiny beauty en-route Hemkund Sahib. 
This was looking more like a creeping herb found to be spreading on a wet- moss covered rock.
Flowers were not fully open. Flowers were tiny and  in cluster. Stem reddish, leaf margin bit hairy.
Date/Time: 09-08-2012 / 11:50AM
Bot. name: Koenigia islandica L. ??
Family: Polygonaceae


Thanks for this interesting Upload …!

I think your plant is not Koenigia islandica, a plant characterized by having spathulate-ovate (rarely orbicular) leaves.

In my opinion, the posted plant is Koenigia nummularifolia (Meisn.) Mesicek & Soják which is characterized by having orbicular to reniform leaves, 5 stamens, 2 styles, and lenticular ovary and fruits. The plant is morphologically close to K. forrestii Diels) Mesicek & Sojak which can be differentiated by having more number of stamens (8), 3 styles and trigonous ovary and fruits. Further, petioles in this species equals 1-3 times length of lamina.

Looking into the leaf and inflorescence characters, I believe your plant is K. nummularifolia.

You can also check these specimens

Expert comments are solicited.


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VOF Week: Creeping herb for ID — enroute Hemkund Sahib: Seen this tiny beauty en-route Hemkund Sahib. This was looking more like a creeping herb found to be spreading on a wet- moss covered rock.
Flowers were not fully open. Flowers were tiny and in cluster. Stem reddish, leaf margin bit hairy.
Date/Time: 09-08-2012 / 11:50AM


Looks like any Polygonum…..


Polygonum recumbens I think


While going thru “eflora of Pakistan” i had come across this link (http://www.efloras.org/florataxon.aspx?flora_id=5&taxon_id=242100119) about Polygonum cognatum subsp. chitralicum . Requesting you to kindly have a look at this.


I think Koenigia islandica L.

Polygonaceae.


Koenigia nummularifolia (Meisn.) Mesicek & Soják as per another thread.


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