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Last updated 8/22/2012 by David Giblin.
Bistorta vivipara (L.) Delarbre[FNA5, HC2]
alpine bistort

Publication: Fl. Auvergne, ed. 2. 2: 516. 1800.

Origin: Native

selected vouchers: WTU

Notes: FNA5: "Bistorta vivipara is highly variable morphologically and cytologically. Robust plants with large leaves, compact spikes, and persistent bulblets have been named subsp. macounii. Abortion of stamens, production of bulblets, and the rarity of fruits suggest that reproduction is largely asexual; fruits and seedlings are produced rarely (N. Söyrinki 1989). B. Jonsell and T. Karlsson (2000+, vol. 1) summarized chromosome numbers that include 2n = 66, ca. 77, ca. 80, 88, 99, ca. 100, 110, 120, and ca. 132."

References: (none)

Synonyms & Misapplied Names:
Bistorta vivipara (L.) Delarbre ssp. macounii (Small ex J.M. Macoun) Soják
Persicaria vivipara (L.) Ronse Decr.
Polygonum viviparum L.[HC, ILBC4]
Polygonum viviparum L. var. macounii (Small ex J.M. Macoun) Hultén