Rumex pulcher L.
subsp. pulcher

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Synonyms: Rumex suffocatus Bertol.
Common names:
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Status: Introduced
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)
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Worldwide distribution: Native to Europe; naturalized in Western Asia, America, southern Africa and the Mascarene Islands.
Zimbabwe distribution: C
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Literature:

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 46.


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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 web site: Rumex pulcher
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (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: Rumex pulcher


Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-16

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2016). 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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