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POLYGONACEAE (docks and knotgrasses)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 273 images of POLYGONACEAE (docks and knotgrasses)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of POLYGONACEAE (docks and knotgrasses)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Family)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
Fagopyrum Mill. (buckwheats) Genus 2 subtaxa   7
Fallopia Adans. (a genus of knotweeds) Genus 6 subtaxa 7 76
Homalogladium platycladium (a garden plant) Species     2
Oxyria digyna (L.) Hill (Mountain Sorrel) Species     6
Persicaria Mill. (knotweeds) Genus 10 subtaxa 2 82
Polygonum L. (knotgrass) Genus 5 subtaxa 1 40
Rheum L. (rhubarbs) Genus 2 subtaxa   17
Rumex L. (docks) Genus 22 subtaxa 4 262

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Akeroyd, J.R., 2014 Docks and Knotweeds of the British Isles (ed 2)
Lousley, J.E. & Kent, D.H., 1981 Docks and Knotweeds of the British Isles (ed 1)

POLYGONACEAE may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with POLYGONACEAE:

leaf (live, eaten to lace) live, eaten to lace leaf is grazed by hypophyllous, gregarious larva Gastrophysa viridula - Green Dock Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007 [reduce leaves to lace]
leaf (live) live leaf is grazed by hypophyllous adult Gastrophysa viridula - Green Dock Beetle (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) Cox, M.L., 2007 [eat circular holes c. 1cm diam]
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Ametastegia (Ametastegia) equiseti - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952
leaf leaf is grazed by larva Ametastegia (Ametastegia) glabrata - a sawfly (Hymenoptera: Tenthredinidae) Benson, R.B., 1952

Polygonaceae may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

PLANTAE
(plants)
TRACHEOPHYTA
(vascular plants)
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
(flowering plants)
EU-DICOTS
(dicotyledonous flowering plants)
Herbaceous Plants (via Polygonaceae)

References

Benson, R.B., 1952 Hymenoptera: 2. Symphyta. Section (b)
Cox, M.L., 2007 Atlas of the Seed and Leaf Beetles of Britain and Ireland
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