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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Common names:
Frequency: Common around Harare, local elsewhere
Status: Native
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.
Derivation of specific name:
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

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 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 Plants: A Photo Guide (Senckenberg): Rumex rhodesius
African Plant Database: Rumex rhodesius
BHL (Biodiversity Heritage Library): Rumex rhodesius
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Mansfeld World Database of Agricultural and Horticultural Crops: Rumex rhodesius
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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: Species information: Rumex rhodesius., retrieved 30 November 2023

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