Persicaria sect. Tovara

(Adanson) H. Gross

Bull. Acad. Int. Géogr. Bot. 4: 27. 1913.

Basionym: Undefined sect. Tovara Adanson Fam. Pl. 2: 276, 612. 1763, name rejected
Synonyms: Undefined sect. Antenoron Rafinesque
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 5. Treatment on page 575. Mentioned on page 574.

Stems erect, simple or branched distally, unarmed. Leaves: ocrea chartaceous, margins ciliate; petiole not winged, not auriculate; blade often with dark triangular or lunate blotch adaxially on leaves produced early in growing season, broadly lanceolate to ovate, base rounded to acute, margins entire. Inflorescences terminal and axillary, spikelike, interrupted. Flowers homostylous, articulation swollen; perianth narrowly campanulate to urceolate; tepals 4, connate ca. 1/2 their length; stamens 5; styles persistent on achenes, 2, exserted, reflexed distally.


e North America, e Asia.


Species 3 (1 in the flora).