Persicaria amphibia (L.) Gray
|Polygonum amphibium L.|
Status and Criteria
|L. von Staden|
|Widespread and not in danger of extinction.|
|Not endemic to South Africa|
|Eastern Cape, Free State, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga, North West|
|Widespread across temperate regions of the world. In Africa it is known from the Aberdare Mountains in Kenya, and scattered occurrences in Lesotho and eastern South Africa. It is possibly introduced in southern Africa (Cook 2004).|
Habitat and Ecology
|Streambanks, along rivers and in dams, most often on black turf or sandy substrates. It is also a weed of disturbed areas.|
Cook, C.D.K. 2004. Aquatic and wetland plants of southern Africa. Backhuys Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands.
Sieben, E.J.J. 2009. The status and distribution of vascular plants (Magnoliophyta, Lycophyta, Pteridophyta). In: W.R.T. Darwall, K.G. Smith, D. Tweddle and P. Skelton (eds.), The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in southern Africa (pp. 83-98), IUCN and SAIAB, Gland, Switzerland and Grahamstown, South Africa.
|von Staden, L. 2016. Persicaria amphibia (L.) Gray. National Assessment: Red List of South African Plants version 2017.1. Accessed on 2017/03/25|