2195.000 Rumex - Docks
Rechinger, K.H. (1954) Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3)
Description of the genus
Annual, biennial or perennial herbs. Ochreae present. Inflorescences terminal and axillary racemes or panicles with whorled flowers. Flowers bisexual or unisexual. Perianth segments in two whorls of 3, the outer always small and thin. Inner perianth segments enlarging and usually becoming hard in fruit, with or without swollen corky tubercles on their midribs. Nuts triquetrous, enclosed within the inner perianth segments.
Worldwide: 200 species in temperate areas, especially northern temperate
Zimbabwe: 1 cultivated taxon.Insects associated with this genus:
|No image of a cultivated species but there is an image of a native or naturalised species
Other sources of information about Rumex:
Our websites:Flora of Botswana
: RumexFlora of Malawi
: RumexFlora of Mozambique
: RumexFlora of Zambia
: RumexFlora of Zimbabwe
(electronic Plant Information Center): RumexFlora Zambesiaca
web site: RumexGoogle
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for RumexIPNI
(International Plant Names Index): RumexKew Herbarium catalogue
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-17
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
. Flora of Zimbabwe: Cultivated plants: genus page: Rumex.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/cult/genus.php?genus_id=514, retrieved 21 February 2017