2195.000 Rumex L. - 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: 9 taxa.

Insects associated with this genus:
Eicochrysops hippocrates (White-tipped blue) Larval foodplant
Hippotion celerio (Silver-striped hawk, Vine hawk) Food plant
Rumex rhodesius

Links to taxa:     View: living plant images - herbarium specimen images - all images for this genus

SpeciesFZ divisionsContent
acetosella L. subsp. angiocarpus (Murb.) Murb.EDescription, Image
crispus L.W,C,EDescription, Image
lanceolatus Thunb.W,S
nepalensis Spreng.E
palustris Sm.CImage
pulcher L. subsp. pulcher CDescription, Image
rhodesius Rech. f.N,W,C,EDescription, Image
sagittatus Thunb.N,W,C,E,SDescription, Image
usambarensis (Engl. ex Dammer) DammerDescription, Image

Other sources of information about Rumex:

Our websites:

Flora of Botswana: Rumex
Flora of Malawi: Rumex
Flora of Mozambique: Rumex
Flora of Zambia: Rumex
Flora of Zimbabwe: cultivated Rumex

External websites:

ePIC (electronic Plant Information Center): Rumex
Flora Zambesiaca web site: Rumex
Google: Web - Images - Scholar
GRIN (Germplasm Resources Information Network) taxonomy for plants report for Rumex
Wikipedia: Rumex
IPNI (International Plant Names Index): Rumex
Kew Herbarium catalogue: Rumex

Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-23

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2023). Flora of Zimbabwe: Genus page: Rumex.
https://www.zimbabweflora.co.zw/speciesdata/genus.php?genus_id=514, retrieved 22 March 2023

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