USDA ARS United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville Area

Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN)

  GRIN Taxonomy for Plants
Jump to common names  Jump to economic impacts  Jump to distribution  Jump to references  Jump to synonyms  Jump to links to other online resources  Jump to images

***Please tell us why you value GRIN Taxonomy***

Taxon: Fagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn.

Genus: Fagopyrum
Family: Polygonaceae subfamily: Polygonoideae tribe: Fagopyreae
Nomen number: 16531
Place of publication: Fruct. sem. pl. 2:182. 1790
Name verified on: 10-Mar-2004 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 10-Mar-2004
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9).
Accessions: 77 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.

Common names:

  • duckwheat   (Source: F Pak ) – English
  • green buckwheat   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • India buckwheat   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – English
  • India-wheat   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • Tartary buckwheat   (Source: World Econ Pl ) – English
  • ku chiao mai   (Source: CultTropS ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • ku qiao   (Source: F ChinaEng ) – Transcribed Chinese
  • sarrasin de Tartarie   (Source: L Noms French ed6 ) – French
  • tatarischer Buchweizen   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – German
  • kaspat   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – India (Hindi)
  • grano saraceno siberiano   (Source: Galasso, pers. comm.) – Italian
  • grečicha tatarskaja   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • tatarka   (Source: Mansf Ency ) – Transliterated Russian
  • alforfón de Tartaria   (Source: Dict Rehm ) – Spanish
  • sibiriskt bovete   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:


Distributional range:

    Mongolia: Mongolia
    China: China - Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jilin, Liaoning, Nei Monggol, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan, Xinjiang, Xizang, Yunnan
    Indian Subcontinent: India; Nepal

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Western Asia: Afghanistan
    Siberia: Russian Federation - Eastern Siberia, Western Siberia
    Middle Asia: Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan
    Russian Far East: Russian Federation - Far East
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - Alberta, Saskatchewan
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia

    Indian Subcontinent: Bhutan; India - Sikkim
    Indo-China: Myanmar
    United States




Check other web resources for Fagopyrum tataricum (L.) Gaertn.:


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Check for additional images
  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

Abbreviations & symbols in GRIN Taxonomy

| USDA | ARS | GRIN | NPGS | New Search |

Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (28 November 2015)

Please send us your comments

Close Window

Ctrl P to print