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Common name

English: Buckwheat

German: Buchweizen

Mandarin: 荞麦 (qiao mai)

Portuguese: Trigo-mourisco

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2616)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2519)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2128)

      Order: Caryophyllales (121)

        Family: Polygonaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Fagopyrum (2)

            Epithet: esculentum Moench (2)

Synonyms: Cephalophilon nepalense (Meisn.) N.N.Tzvel., Fagopyrum cereale Raf., Fagopyrum dryandri hort., Fagopyrum emarginatum (Roth) Meisn., Fagopyrum fagopyrum (L.) Shafer, Fagopyrum sagittatum Gilib., Fagopyrum sarracenicum Dumort., Fagopyrum subdentatum Gilib., Fagopyrum vulgare Delarbre, Fagopyrum zuogongense Q.F.Chen, Helxine fagopyrum Kuntze

esculentum => edible, fit for human food

vulgare => common, everyday

zuogongense => from Zuogong County, Tibet, P.R. China

Characteristics

Climate: temperate

Habitat: mesophytic

Habit: herb

Flower colour: pink, white

External links

Check for Fagopyrum esculentum at

World Flora Online, GBIF or IPNI

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