The identity of Polygonum lyratum nakai (Persicaria Sect. Cephalophilon: Polygonaceae) from north Korea

Koji Yonekura

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Abstract

Polygonum lyratum Nakai (= Persicaria lyrata (Nakai) Nakai), described from North Korea, is newly regarded as a synonym of Persicaria glacialis (Meisn.) H. Hara widely distributed in the Himalayas, Tibetan Plateau and several mountains of North China. It is a noteworthy Himalayan element new to the Korean flora. Korean materials belong to the typical variety, P. glacialis, not to Polygonum glaciale var. przewalskii (A. K. Skvortsov & Borodina) A. J. Li.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-248
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Japanese Botany
Volume89
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Aug

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Plant Science

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