Rumex crispus L.

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Rumex crispus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Rumex crispus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Ndundu Lodge, Vumba

Rumex crispus

Photo: Bart Wursten
Zona Tea Estates, near Mt Selinda

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Common names: Curled dock (English)
Frequency: Local
Status: Introduced
Erect perennial herb. Leaves lanceolate; margin usually undulate and strongly crisped. Inflorescence usually simple or little branched. Fruit perianth segments ovate-cordate, usually all three with tubercles; margin entire or minutely dentate.
Derivation of specific name: crispus: with a wavy or curled margin
Habitat: In disturbed and cultivated ground and by streams
Altitude range: (metres) 1220 - 1700 m
Flowering time:Mostly Oct - Jan, but also other times of the year
Worldwide distribution: Europe, Macaronesia and most of Africa; widely naturalised elsewhere.
Zimbabwe distribution: W,C,E
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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.

Chapano, C. & Mugarisanwa, N.H. (2003). Plants of the Matobo District National Herbarium and Botanic Garden, Zimbabwe Page 31.

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) Pages 46 - 47.

Rechinger, K.H. (1954). Monograph of the Genus Rumex in Africa Botaniska Notiser Supplement 3(3) Pages 76 - 79.

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African Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rumex crispus
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rumex crispus
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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 crispus., retrieved 23 May 2024

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