Rumex rhodesius Rech. f.

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Rumex rhodesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Rumex rhodesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

Rumex rhodesius

Photo: Bart Wursten
Borrowdale Common, Harare

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Frequency: Common around Harare, local elsewhere
Status: Native
Description:
Erect or ascending perennial herb to 1 m. Stems with a terminal inflorescence and further secondary inflorescences. arising below. Leaves: 20 - 30 cm, oblong-lanceolate. Flowers bisexual in many-flowered whorls. Fruiting pedicels articulated near or above the middle; fruiting perianth segments irregularly minutely dentate. Nut pale brown, shiny.
Notes: Recorded for divisions NCE in the draft FZ 9(3). Recorded also for division W on a folder in SRGH but any specimens from W were not present on 6 Sep 2006.
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Habitat: In wet habitats: by streams and in ditches
Altitude range: (metres) 1360 - 1650 m
Flowering time:Sep - Jan (-May)
Worldwide distribution: Zimbabwe and South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E
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Images last updated: Saturday 4 November 2006
Literature:

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Pages 43 - 45. (Includes a picture).

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 69 - 71. (Includes a picture).


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African Plant Database: Rumex rhodesius
Biodiversity Explorer (Biodiversity of southern Africa): Rumex rhodesius
EOL (Encyclopedia of Life): Rumex rhodesius
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Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rumex rhodesius
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GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rumex rhodesius
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rumex rhodesius
Ispot Southern Africa : Rumex rhodesius
JSTOR Plant Science: Rumex rhodesius
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rumex rhodesius
Tropicos: Rumex rhodesius
West African Plants database: Rumex rhodesius


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 rhodesius.
http://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/species.php?species_id=121750, retrieved 27 July 2016

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