Rumex sagittatus Thunb.

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Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd nr Genaina

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Bunga Forest.

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Bunga Forest.

Rumex sagittatus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Vumba rd at Bunga Forest.

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Common names: Scrambling dock (English)
Frequency: Common
Status: Native
Perennial climbing herb with annual stems growing from an underground tuber. The stems and fruit may turn coral-red and make a colourful display.
Derivation of specific name: sagittatus: arrow-shaped, sagittate
Habitat: It occurs along the margins of forest and woodland, and in bracken scrub, where it climbs and scrambles over other vegetation.
Altitude range: (metres) 1160 - 1900 m
Flowering time:(Jan-)Feb - Apr (-Jul)
Worldwide distribution: Zambia and Malawi southwards to South Africa
Zimbabwe distribution: N,W,C,E,S
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 6 September 2006

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 45 - 47.


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Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rumex sagittatus
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West African Plants database: Rumex sagittatus

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 sagittatus., retrieved 28 May 2016

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