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thaham (in Mizo)

Polygonaceae (knotweed, smartweed, or buckwheat family) » Persicaria chinensis


per-sih-KAR-ee-uh -- medieval name referring to the likeness of the leaves to a peach tree

chi-NEN-sis -- of or from China


commonly known as: Chinese knotweed, red bush • Assamese: kelnap • Hindi: जंगली पालक jungali palak • Khasi: jaryndem • Konkani: रानसिसोरी ransisori • Malayalam: piripu • Manipuri: অংগোম য়েন্সিল angom yensil • Marathi: परळ paral • Mizo: thaham • Nepalese: कुकुर् ठोट्ने kukur thotne


Native of: China, e Asia, Indian Subcontinent, Indo-China, Malesia; naturalized elsewhere



References: Flowers of IndiaENVIS - FRLHTNPGS / GRINPIEReFlora

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Taken on January 14, 2012