The family Polygonaceae was named and described by Antoine Laurent de Jussieu in Genera Plantarum in 1789.
Plants of the World Online lists 52 accepted genera in this family commonly known as the knotweed, smartweed, or buckwheat family. Other sources have different figures, but the family is still under evaluation (aren’t they all).
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