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Rumex suffocatus Bertol.
Description: Much-branched perennial herb, up to 1 m tall. Stems longitudinally ribbed. Leaves ovate-oblong, 3-16 cm long, fleshy, papillate or hairy on the veins below, slightly cordate at the base; lower leaves pandurate; upper leaves lanceolate; margin finely scalloped. Flowers bisexual in numerous many-flowered whorls, together forming a spreading branched inflorescence, 15-60 cm long, leafy at the base and naked below. Fruiting perianth segments with 6-7 long, narrow teeth. Nut dark purple-brown, shiny.
Notes: Note: Biegel 4448 is the only known record from Zimbabwe and the Flora Zambesiaca area.
Derivation of specific name:
pulcher: beautiful, handsome
Habitat: Growing in wet disturbed places.
Altitude range: (metres)
1450 m (approx)
Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe; naturalized in Western Asia, America, southern Africa and the Mascarene Islands.
Red data list status:
Insects associated with this species:
Display spot characters for this species
Polygonaceae Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 46. Comments
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Other sources of information about Rumex pulcher subsp. pulcher: External websites: African Plant Database
Rumex pulcher Biodiversity Explorer
(Biodiversity of southern Africa):
Rumex pulcher EOL
(Encyclopedia of Life):
Rumex pulcher ePIC
(electronic Plant Information Center):
Rumex pulcher Flora Zambesiaca
Rumex pulcher Google
(Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for
Rumex pulcher IPNI
(International Plant Names Index):
Rumex pulcher Ispot Southern Africa
Rumex pulcher JSTOR Plant Science
Rumex pulcher Kew Herbarium catalogue
Rumex pulcher Tropicos
Rumex pulcher West African Plants database
Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16
Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M.
Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rumex pulcher subsp. pulcher.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121740, retrieved 1 September 2016
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