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Persicaria attenuata (R.Br.) Sojak
Two subspecies are featured here:

Persicaria attenuata (R.Br.) Sojak subsp. attenuata
Persicaria attenuata subsp. Lakefield (A.Kanis 1954)
ii
Persicaria attenuata subsp. Lakefield (A.Kanis 1954)
White Smartweed
Growing in Red Lily Lagoon at Rinyirru National Park (Lakefield) with Lotus lilies. (Nelumbo nucifera).This suspecies is endemic to lagoons in Rinyirru National Park.
Persicaria attenuata was collected by
Banks and Solander on the Endeavour River.


  Persicaria attenuata subsp. Lakefield Persicaria attenuata subsp. Lakefield
 
  Description: Flowers Description: Flower spikes
  Location: Red Lily Lagoon, Rinyirru National Park, North Queensland Location: Red Lily Lagoon, Rinyirru National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1450.972S 14410.094E GPS coordinates:1450.972S 14410.094E
Date of photo:13 June 2013 Date of photo:13 June 2013
  Field No:2175 Field No:2175
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. Lakefield Persicaria attenuata subsp. Lakefield
 
  Description: Leaves Description: Lagoon habitat with Nelumbo nucifera (Lotus Lily)
  Location: Red Lily Lagoon, Rinyirru National Park, North Queensland Location: Red Lily Lagoon, Rinyirru National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1450.972S 14410.094E GPS coordinates:1450.972S 14410.094E
  Date of photo:13 June 2013 Date of photo:13 June 2013
  Field No:2175 Field No:2175

Persicaria attenuata (R.Br.) Sojak subsp. attenuata
Common in waterways around Cairns.
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description: Flower Description: Plant
  Location: Irvinebank Dam, Irvinebank, North Queensland Location: Irvinebank Dam, Irvinebank, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1725.7320S 14512.0260E GPS coordinates:1725.7320S 14512.0260E
  Date of photo:9 April 2015 Date of photo:9 April 2015
  Field No:3108 Field No:3108
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description: Plants in habitat Description: Plants in habitat
  Location:Cattana Wetland, Yorkey's Knob,, North Queensland Location:Cattana Wetland, Yorkey's Knob,, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1649.996S 14542.035E GPS coordinates:1649.996S 14542.035E
  Date of photo:2 April 2015 Date of photo:14 July 2013
  Field No:3108 Field No:U273
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description: Flowers Description:Flowers
  Location:Cattana Wetland, Yorkey's Knob, North Queensland Location:Cattana Wetland, Yorkey's Knob, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1649.996S 14542.035E GPS coordinates:1649.996S 14542.035E
  Date of photo:26 January 2015 Date of photo:26 January 2015
  Field No:2983 Field No:2983
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description: Flowers Description: Plants in habitat on edge of lake
  Location:Cattana Wetland, Yorkey's Knob, North Queensland Location:Cattana Wetland, Yorkey's Knob, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1649.996S 14542.035E GPS coordinates:1649.996S 14542.035E
  Date of photo:26 January 2015 Date of photo:26 January 2015
  Field No:2983 Field No:2983
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description: Flowers Description: Ocrea
  Location:Walsh River, Collins Weir Road, North Queensland Location:Walsh River, Collins Weir Road, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:1710.8528S 14517.8296E GPS coordinates:1710.8528S 14517.8296E
  Date of photo:21 June 2015 Date of photo:21 June 2015
  Field No:3217 Field No:3217
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description:Flowers Description:Plant
Location:100 Mile Swamp, Undara Volcanic National Park, North Queensland Location:100 Mile Swamp, Undara Volcanic National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚11.3010S, 14435.2188E GPS coordinates:18˚11.3010S, 14435.2188E
  Date of photo:25 April 2018 Date of photo:25 April 2018
  Field No.:6489 Field No.:6489
     
  Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata Persicaria attenuata subsp. attenuata
 
  Description:Leaf Description:Leaf - underside
  Location:100 Mile Swamp, Undara Volcanic National Park, North Queensland Location:100 Mile Swamp, Undara Volcanic National Park, North Queensland
  GPS coordinates:18˚11.3010S, 14435.2188E GPS coordinates:18˚11.3010S, 14435.2188E
  Date of photo:25 April 2018 Date of photo:25 April 2018
  Field No.:6489 Field No.:6489

 

References (accessed 9 May 2019):

Wilson, K.L., (1990) Some widespread species of Persicaria (Polygonaceae) and their allies. Kew Bulletin 45(4) 621-636

Stephens KM & Dowling RM (2002), Wetland Plants of Queensland, CSIRO Publishing

https://www.somemagneticislandplants.com.au/index.php/blog/11-plants/1087-persicaria-attenuata

 

 

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