Rumex acetosella L.
subsp. angiocarpus (Murb.) Murb.

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Rumex acetosella subsp. angiocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Rumex acetosella subsp. angiocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Rumex acetosella subsp. angiocarpus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

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Synonyms: Rumex angiocarpus Murb.
Common names:
Frequency: Occasional
Status: Possibly introduced
Usually dioecious perennial, rooting widely and forming patches. Lower leaves hastate; upper petiolate, not clasping stem. Ochreae hyaline, lacerate. Inflorescence up to 15 cm, leafless.
Derivation of specific name:
Habitat: In disturbed ground and in grassy places.
Altitude range: (metres) 1500 - 2000 m
Flowering time:Aug - Dec (-Jan)
Worldwide distribution: Throughout Europe, temperate Asia, North and South Africa, Macronesia, temperate America and Australia.
Zimbabwe distribution: E
Growth form(s):
Endemic status:
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Images last updated: Wednesday 6 September 2006

Chapano, C. & Mamuto, M. (2003). Plants of the Chimanimani District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 48. Also as Rumex acetosella acetocella

Clapham, A.R., Tutin, T.G. & Moore, D.M. (1989). Flora of the British Isles. 3rd edition. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge Pages 305 - 306.

Mapaura, A. & Timberlake, J. (eds) (2004). A checklist of Zimbabwean vascular plants Southern African Botanical Diversity Network Report No. 33 Sabonet, Pretoria and Harare Page 68.

Nogueira, I., Ortiz, S. & Paiva, J.A.R. (2006). Polygonaceae Flora Zambesiaca 9(3) Page 47.

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 6 - 9. as Rumex angiocarpus

Wild, H. (1955). Common Rhodesian Weeds Government of Rhodesia, Salisbury Page 19. as Rumex angiocarpus (Includes a picture).

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Copyright: Mark Hyde, Bart Wursten, Petra Ballings and Meg Coates Palgrave, 2002-24

Hyde, M.A., Wursten, B.T., Ballings, P. & Coates Palgrave, M. (2024). Flora of Zimbabwe: Species information: Rumex acetosella subsp. angiocarpus., retrieved 21 April 2024

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