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Published In: Telopea 3: 178. 1988. (Telopea) Name publication detailView in Biodiversity Heritage Library

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2. Persicaria decipiens (R. Br.) K. L. Wilson, Telopea 3: 178 (1988). Polygonum decipiensR. Br., Prodr. Fl. Nov. Holl. 420 (1810). Persicaria salicifolia (Brouss. ex Willd.) Assenov, Fl. Reipubl. Popul. Bulgar. 3: 243 (1966). Polygonum salicifolium Brouss. ex Willd., Enum. Pl. Hort. Berol. 1: 428 (1809) non Persicaria salicifolia S. F. Gray (1821). Polygonum serrulatum Lag., Gen. Sp. Nov. 14 (1816); Boiss., Fl. Orient. 4: 1028 (1879). Type: Tenerifa, Broussonet (B-W no. 7646). [Plate 61]

Common name:

Willow-leaved Persicaria; , פרסיקריה משונשנת ארכובית משונשנת

Area distribution:

Pluriregional. Temperate and tropical regions, especially of the Old World.


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     Glabrous perennial herb, 60-120 cm. Stems erect, rarely decumbent, branching, rooting from nodes. Leaves 6-15 x 0.5-2 cm., subsessile, narrowly lanceolate to almost linear, tapering or rounded to subcordate at base, acuminate at apex, minutely scabrous-serrulate and ciliate at margin; ochreae up to 2.8 (-3.5) cm. (including cilia), membranous, bristly-ciliate at apex, appressed-setulose on nerves or glabrous. Peduncles slender, glabrous. Inflorescences 1.5-8 cm., spike-like, many-flowered, rather loose, linear. Ochreoles usually ciliate at apex. Pedicels about as long as perianth, jointed above. Flowers 2-6 in each axil. Perianth about 2.5-4 mm., pink or whitish, not glandular. Stamens 6 (5-8). Style 3-partite. Achene 2-3 mm., included, usually trigonous, ovoid, acuminate, brown-black, shining. Fl. March-November.


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