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Buckwheat

Scientific Name
Fagopyrum esculentum
Scientific Author
Moench, C. (1794)
Taxonomy
(Magnoliophyta: Magnoliopsida: Polygonales: Polygonaceae)
Reliability
High
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Australian $2 Coin with seeds
Source
Clare McLellan Museum Victoria
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Diagnostic Notes
Pictured: Achene and hulled seed(s)

Disseminule: Fruit (referred to as achene or seed unit) pictured with persistent floral parts

Description:

Achene Colour: Striped

Achene Length: 5 - 7mm

Achene Sculpture: Smooth

Achene Shape: Triangular in cross section

Seed Colour: Brown light, Orange

Seed Length: 4 - 7mm

Seed Sculpture: Roughened

Seed Shape: Angulated

Herb 15–60 cm high, glabrous or minutely pubescent, tinged with red at maturity.

Achenes uniformly light brown or streaked with dark brown or black, sharply 3-gonous, 4-6 × 4-6 mm, faces smooth, angles prominent, unwinged or essentially so, smooth or occasionally with blunt tooth in proximal 1/ 3.

Source: See Web Links for Flora of North America

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Author
Clare McLellan
Created
19/12/2011 03:25 AEST
Last Updated
21/01/2013 11:40 AEST
Citation
Clare McLellan (2011) Buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum ) Updated on 1/21/2013 11:40:48 AM Available online: PaDIL - http://www.padil.gov.au.
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