Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Introduced

Annual or perennial herbs, rarely subshrubs. Leaves alternate, petiolate to sessile; ocrea brown, truncate, membranous, deciduous or persistent. Flowers bisexual, rarely bisexual and male, in axillary or terminal and upper axillary raceme-like or corymb-like panicles; perianth segments 5, petaloid, the outer smaller than inner, not enlarging in fruit; stamens 8; styles 3, stigmas capitate. Achene triquetrous to trigonous, exceeding perianth.

About 15 species from temperate Asia and Europe, 1 species naturalised in Australia.

Created by: Andre Messina, 2015-05-27
Updated by: Val Stajsic, 2019-03-29
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Caryophyllanae
family Polygonaceae
Higher taxa
genus Fagopyrum
Subordinate taxa