Synonym: Polygonum viviparum L.

Common name: Alpine bistort

Family: Polygonaceae

Information: “A wide spread and highly variable species. Grows between 2500-4500 m, in moist shady areas and steep slopes, sometimes even as a weed.” (MBG Flora of Pakistan 2021)

Photos: Top: Baltoro Glacier, Urdokas, ca. 4200 m. K. Hewitt, 2008.

Bottom: Patches of alpine bistort on frost-churned areas of the Deosai Plateua interior, 4000 m, July 22, 2016, N. Hewitt


Sources and additional resources:

GBIF Secretariat (2021). Bistorta vivipara (L.) Gray. GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset https://www.gbif.org/es/species/8105860 Accessed Jul 17 2021.

Missouri Bot Garden (2021). Bistorta vivipara (L.) Gray. in Tropicos Flora of Pakistan. http://legacy.tropicos.org/Name/4002327?projectid=32 Accessed on: 22 Jul 2021

WFO (2021). Bistorta vivipara (L.) Gray Online at: http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0001280183. Accessed on: 22 Jul 2021.