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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Polygonaceae
Genus: Bistorta

Bistorta is a genus of flowering plants in the Polygonaceae family with only one accepted species, Bistorta sherei H. Ohba & Akiyama (2002).[1] It has been supported as a separate clade by molecular phylogenetic analysis.[2] A number of species that were once assigned to Bistorta are now either treated as synonyms of species in the genus Persicaria, or currently remain unresolved.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e "The Plant List: Bistorta". Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and Missouri Botanic Garden. 2013. 
  2. ^ Sanchez A, Schuster TM, Kron KA (2009). "A large-scale phylogeny of Polygonaceae based on molecular data". International Journal of Plant Sciences. 170 (8): 1044–1055. doi:10.1086/605121.