Polygonaceae Juss.
Polygonum L. , nom. cons., scientific
Linnaeus, C. (1 May 1753), Species Plantarum 1: 359 [tax. nov.]
  • Type: (not designated).
  • Comment: nom. cons. (ref. I.C.B.N. (1988) No. 2201). For note on conservation, see Taxon 33 (1984) 299.
Linnaeus, C. (1754), Genera Plantarum Edn. 5: 170 [secondary reference]
Labillardière, J.J.H. de (1805), Novae Hollandiae Plantarum Specimen 1(13-14): 99 [secondary reference]
Mueller, F.J.H. von (1882), Systematic Census of Australian Plants: 31 [secondary reference]
Dixon, W.A. (1906), The Plants of New South Wales: 89 [secondary reference]
Borner, C.(K.)J.B. (1912), Abhandlungen Herausgegeben vom Naturwissenschaftlichen verein zu Bremen 21: 276 [secondary reference]
  • Lectotype: Polygonum lapathifolium L.
Bailey, F.M. (1913), Comprehensive Catalogue of Queensland Plants: 412 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (1924), Casuarinaceae - Euphorbiaceae. Flora of South Australia 2: 174 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: Greek polys, many; gony, a knee: the stems have many nodes.
Danser, B.H. (1927), A revision of the Queensland Polygona. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland 39: 23-42 [secondary reference]
Black, J.M. (January 1948), Casuarinaceae-Euphorbiaceae. Flora of South Australia Edn. 2, 2: 282 [secondary reference]
  • Etymology: "Greek polys, many; gony, a knee; the stems have many nodes."
Beadle, N.C.W., Evans, O.D. & Carolin, R.C. (1962), Handbook of the Vascular Plants of the Sydney District and Blue Mountains: 157-158 [secondary reference]
Eichler, Hj. (1965), Supplement to J.M.Black's Flora of South Australia (Second Edition, 1943-1957): 104 [secondary reference]
Curtis, W.M. (1967), Angiospermae: Plumbaginaceae to Salicaceae. The Student's Flora of Tasmania 3: 587-588 [secondary reference]
Burbidge, N.T. & Gray, M. (1970), Flora of the Australian Capital Territory: 153-154 [secondary reference]
Cronquist, A.J. (1981), An Integrated System of Classification of Flowering Plants: 278, 279, 280, 281 [secondary reference]
Henshall, T.S. in Jessop, J.P. (ed.) (1981), Polygonaceae. Flora of Central Australia: 31 [secondary reference]
Jacobs, S.W.L. & Pickard, J. (1981), Plants of New South Wales: 176 [secondary reference]
Ross, E.M. in Stanley, T.D. & Ross, E.M. (1984), Polygonaceae. Flora of South-eastern Queensland 1: 87-92 [secondary reference]
common name: Smartweeds [n/a]
Perry, G. in Marchant, N.G., Wheeler, J.R., Rye, B.L., Bennett, E.M., Lander, N.S. & Macfarlane, T.D. (1987), Polygonum. Flora of the Perth Region 1: 112 [secondary reference]
Wilson, K.L. (26 May 1988), Polygonum sensu lato (Polygonaceae) in Australia. Telopea 3(2): 177-182 [secondary reference]
Wilson, K.L. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (1990), Polygonaceae. Flora of New South Wales 1: 287-288 [secondary reference]
common name: Wireweeds [n/a]
Brandbyge, J. in Kubitzki, K. (ed.) (1993), The Families and Genera of Vascular Plants 2: 542 [secondary reference]
Walsh, N.G. in Walsh, N.G. & Entwisle, T.J. (ed.) (1996), Polygonaceae. Flora of Victoria 3: 273 [secondary reference]
Wilson, K.L. in Harden, G.J. (ed.) (2000), Polygonaceae. Flora of New South Wales Revised Edition 1: 287 [secondary reference]
common name: Wireweeds [n/a]
Wheeler, J.R., Marchant, N.G. & Lewington, M. (2002), Dicotyledons. Flora of the South West 2: 803 [secondary reference]
Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria (2006), Australian Plant Census: - APC [secondary reference]
taxonomic synonym: Polygonum sect. Avicularia Meisn. legitimate taxonomic synonym: Avicularia (Meisn.) Borner legitimate taxonomic synonym: Polygonum sect. Plebeja Tzvelev legitimate
  • APC Dist.: WA (native and naturalised), NT (native and naturalised), SA (native and naturalised), Qld (native and naturalised), NSW (native and naturalised), LHI (naturalised), NI (naturalised), ACT (native and naturalised), Vic (native and naturalised), Tas (native and naturalised), MI (naturalised)
Western Australian Herbarium (2007), FloraBase: the Western Australian Flora Version 2.5: - [secondary reference]
Mabberley, D.J. (1 May 2008), Mabberley's Plant-Book Edn. 3: 689 [secondary reference]