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Genus: Aconogonon (Meisn.) Rchb.

Sometimes included in: Persicaria (L.) Mill.

Family: Polygonaceae subfamily Polygonoideae tribe Persicarieae
Genus number: 17073
Last updated: 21-Jan-2015
  • original spelling = "Aconogonum", but based on Polygonum sect. Aconogonon Meisn.
  • proposed for conservation (nom. cons. prop.) with this spelling (Melbourne ICN Art. 14.11 & App. III) against the original spelling "Aconogonum"
  • review history of nomenclature proposal concerning this name from the Smithsonian Institution's database

List of Species Records in GRIN.

References for genus:

  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America. (F NAmer) [accepts].
  • Gandhi, K. N. & J. L. Reveal. 2014. (2297) Proposal to conserve the name Aconogonon (Polygonaceae) with that spelling. Taxon 63:687–688.
  • Hong, S.-P. 1991. A revision of Aconogonon (=Polygonum sect. Aconogonon, Polygonaceae) in North America. Rhodora 93:322–346. [accepts].
  • Hong, S.-P. 1992. Taxonomy of the genus Aconongonon (Polygonaceae) in Himalaya and adjacent regions. Symb. Bot. Upsal. 30(2):1–118. [accepts].
  • Ronse Decraene, L.-P. & J. R. Akeroyd. 1988. Generic limits in Polygonum and related genera (Polygonaceae) on the basis of floral characters. Bot. J. Linn. Soc. 98:337. [= Persicaria Mill.].
  • KBD: Kew Bibliographic Databases of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
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  • Google Scholar

Synonyms (=), probable synonyms (=~), and possible synonyms (~) for genus:

Check other nomenclature databases for Aconogonon:

  • ING: Index Nominum Genericorum
  • NCU-3e: Names in Current Use for Extant Plant Genera

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Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (05 October 2015)

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