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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

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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: (06 October 2015)

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