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1. Acroglochin persicarioides (Poir.) Moq. in DC., Prodr. 13 (2): 254. 1849; R.R.Stewart, Ann. Cat. Vasc. P1. W. Pak. & Kashmir, 216. 1972; Hedge, l.c. (Fig.1, E-I).

Amaranthus persicarioides Poir., Encycl. Meth. Suppl.1: 311. 1810; Acroglochin chenopodioides Schrad. ex J.A. Schultes, Mantissa 1,2: 227. 1822; Collett, F1.Simlensis 415.1902.

Erect, glabrous, annual, 20-60 cm tall, shortly branched or simple. Leaves 2-6 cm, broadly deltoid, petiolate, lobulate or erose, mucronulate, upper one deltoid-lanceolate; petiole 6-25 mm long. Cymes with short needle-like structures, shorter than the subtending leaves, c. 10 mm long and broad. Flowers perfect, c. 2 (-2.5-3) mm in diameter, green; perianth segments narrowly lanceolate, acute, subcarinate, herbaceous. Fruit a disciform utricle, depressed, circumscissile; seed horizontal with black, shining testa, exalbuminous with annular embryo.

Fl. Per.: July-October.

Type: Described from the Himalayas (Nepal/Kashmir) (P).

Distribution: Northern parts of Pakistan and India (Himalayas) and China (Yunnan).


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