Aconogonon bucharicum (Grig.) Holub
Aconogonon coriarium (Grig.) Soják
Aconogonon coriarium bucharicum (Grig.) Soják
Pleuropteropyrum bucharicum (Grig.) Nevski
Polygonum bucharicum Grig.
Polygonum coriarium Grig.
Polygonum nuristanicum Kitam.
Koenigia coriaria is an erect, profusely-branched, perennial plant usually growing 50 - 150cm tall[
The plant has occasionally been cultivated as a dye plant and source of tannins[
Central and eastern Asia - Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Tadzhikistan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan,western China (Xinjiang )
Slopes in the subalpine zone and in the upper wood and scrub zone of mountains[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
We have no specific information for this species, but the seed of most, if not all, members of the genus is edible both raw and cooked, and is potentially a good source of amino acids. Unfortunately the seed is also usually rather small and fiddly to utilize[
The roots provide a highly concentrated tanning agent[
The foliage is used as a source of yellow dye for woollen goods[