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Common name

English: Buckwheat

German: Buchweizen

Mandarin: 荞麦 (qiao mai)

Portuguese: Trigo-mourisco

Classification

Kingdom: Plantae (2612)

  Phylum: Tracheophyta (2512)

    Class: Magnoliopsida (2124)

      Order: Polygonales (28)

        Family: Polygonaceae (30)(family description)

          Genus: Fagopyrum (2)

            Epithet: esculentum Moench (2)

Synonym: Fagopyrum cereale Raf.

esculentum => edible, fit for human food

Characteristics

Climate: temperate, sub-tropical

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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