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5. Polygonum sect. Aconogonon Meisner, Monogr. Polyg. 43, 55. 1826.

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Description from Flora of China

Aconogonon (Meisner) Reichenbach.

Plants without prickles. Leaves variable, not hastate or sagittate. Inflorescence diffusely paniculate. Perianth 5-parted, sometimes enlarging in fruit. Nectaries broad and confluent at base. Style 1, trifid, or appearing capitate.

Between 20 and 30 species: mainly in the mountains of E Asia; 21 species (five endemic) in China.

For further information, the reader may wish to refer to Hong (Symb. Bot. Upsal. 30(2): 1–118. 1992).


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